A Quote by John Abernethy on citizenship, day, indolence, luxury, and questions

Pray, Mr. Abernethy, what is a cure for gout? ' was the question of an indolent and luxurious citizen. 'Live upon sixpence a day - and earn it,' was the cogent reply.

John Abernethy (1764 - 1831)

Source: Medical Portrait Gallery, Vol. II by Thomas J. Pettigrew.

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