Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

I do not think that a Physician should be admitted into the College till he could bring proofs of his having cured, in his own person, at least four incurable distempers.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Nov. 26, 1766, "Miscellaneous Pieces," Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. IV, p. 360, London.

The College referred to was the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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