Moses Mendlessohn having fallen ill sent for a Christian physician, who at once diagnosed the philosopher's disorder as trichinosis, but tactfully gave it another name. 'You need and immediate change of diet,' he said; 'you must eat six ounces of pork every other day.' 'Pork?' shrieked the patient -- 'pork? Nothing shall induce me to touch it!' 'Do you mean that?' the doctor gravely asked. 'I swear it!' 'Good! -- then I will undertake to cure you.'