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Definition of Trichinosis

The pig's reply to proponents of porcophagy.
  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.'

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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