A dialogue between a doctor and a patient
Patient: Hello doctor! Can you spare me a few minutes?
Doctor: Certainly! Come in and sit down. Now, what is the matter with you?
Patient: That is just what I want you to tell me.
Doctor: Well, tell me how you are suffering?
Patient: I seem to be generally out of sorts. I have no appetite for my food, and yet I am always suffering from indifestion.
Doctor: Are you troubled with headaches?
Patient: Yes, I am. And what is worse, I cannot sleep at night.
Doctor: I see, what is your work?
Patient: I am a clerk in an office and have to work long hours.
Doctor: What sort of exercise do you take in the evening?
Patient: I am afraid I don't take any. I feel so tired when I get home that I simply want to sit down, or go to bed.
Doctor: I see. Well, you are evidently run down, and need a rest and change. All your troubles are signs of nervous exhaustion. I will give you a nerve tonic but the main thing is rest. If you do as I say, you will soon be all right.
Patient: Thank you, doctor. I will follow your advice, good night!
Doctor: Good night! And let me know how you get on.
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