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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6966
AUTHOR:Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
QUOTATION:  I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.
ATTRIBUTION:Lecture, Harvard Medical School. 1 
 
Note 1.
Bishop William Crosswell Doane (1832–1913): Lines on Homeopathy.

Stir the mixture well
  Lest it prove inferior,
Then put half a drop
  Into Lake Superior.

Every other day
  Take a drop in water,
You ’ll be better soon
  Or at least you oughter. [back]
 

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