A Chirurgeon ought to be a young, or middle-ag’d Man, of a strong, steddy, and never-

trembling Hand; as ready with the left Hand as with the Right; of a piercing clear Eye; he

must be of an undaunted Courage, and unmerciful; fully resolv’d to go through with the

Cure he has undertaken; unmoved at the Crys of his Patient, lest he either make greater

haste than is convenient, or cut less than is necessary. He must, in short do everything

without the least appearing Motion or Concern at the Complaints of his Patient.1