Doctors' Commons

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Doctors' Commons a place near St. Paul's Churchyard in London where the doctors of civil law used to common together, and where were the ecclesiastical and admiralty courts and offices having jurisdiction of marriage licenses, divorces, registration of wills, etc.
    • Doctors' Commons See under Commons.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Doctors' Commons before the establishment of the Divorce Court and Probate Court in 1857, the college of the doctors of civil law in London, incorporated by royal charter in 1768
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 'a teacher'—docere, to teach.

Usage

In literature:

What child is there that is not familiar with the insect commonly known as the dragon-fly, snake doctor or snake feeder?
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
The doctor was elated at this evidence of Bivens's good feeling and again congratulated himself on his common sense in coming.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
DOCTORS COMMONS, November 29, 1718.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
He was a doctor and such sights were common to him.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
Robarts called on me this morning, and told me he had been yesterday to Doctors' Commons to prove the will.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Doctors' Commons, Dickens reporting in, i.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Have they been examined at Doctors' Commons?
"Notes and Queries, Number 214, December 3, 1853" by Various
The worst part of the attack is, commonly, soon over, so that as a rule the doctor arrives after it is past.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
OF THE DOCTOR'S CAUTIOUS RESERVE, AND MRS. FENWICK'S STRONG COMMON-SENSE.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
In his seventeenth year he became a reporter at Doctors' Commons.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
Each one had followed the doctor's advice, and escaped from the diseases common in these severe climates.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
Unfortunately, the latter cases are very common, and the doctor is usually consulted from interested motives only.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Wounds of all sorts are but too common in the wilderness, unfortunately, and doctors few and far between.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
Coke was the oracle of the common law, and Cowel of the civil; but Cowel practised at Westminster Hall as well as at Doctors' Commons.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
Then came Mr. Lovegrove, from the "Horn," Doctors' Commons.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
On the other hand, he does not hide his fear of the common ignorance of all doctors.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists" by Serge Persky
A young man one day visited this doctor and described a common malady that had befallen him.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
The witch doctor's conduct was inexplicable viewed by the ordinary light of common-sense motive.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
The scarred face of the portly village doctor was refulgent with traces of the student cheer which in former days they had enjoyed in common.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
He was educated at St Olave's school, Southwark, and then became clerk to a proctor in Doctors' Commons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

Whene'er we groan with ache or pain,--
Some common ailment of the race,--
Though doctors think the matter plain,--
That ours is "a peculiar case."
"What We All Think" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Two virtues ride, by stallion, by nag,
To grind our knives and scissors:
Lantern-jawed Reason, squat Common Sense,
One courting doctors of all sorts,
One, housewives and shopkeepers.
"The Death Of Myth-Making" by Sylvia Plath
But all they're faultin' Sifers far, there's none of 'em kin say
He's biggoty, er keerless, er not posted anyway;
He ain't built on the common plan of doctors now-a-days,
He's jes' a great, big, brainy man--that's where the trouble lays!
"Doc Sifers" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

The most common placebos the American doctors reported using were headache pills and vitamins, but a significant number also reported prescribing antibiotics and sedatives.
Some people have common sleep disorder s ranging from sleepwalking or sleep eating to night terrors, but doctors are finding that a new trend is cropping up among teenagers – sleep texting.
Some doctors believe if left untreated a common infection in kids could lead to mental illness.
A new vaccine aimed at halting the spread of a common sexually transmitted virus that can lead to cervical cancer should eventually be given to both sexes, doctors said Monday.
The app allows doctors to quickly look up commonly used billing codes as a reference that can be emailed.
"Doctors say this is a common experience given the great mental, emotional and physical shock his body has gone through in these last two weeks," she said in a statement to the media.
California bill would let non-doctors perform most-common abortion technique to expand access.
Doctors determined that his extreme pain and nausea were caused by Necrotizing Fascitis, more commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria.
Occasional heartburn is a common ailment, but if you experience heartburn on a daily basis ask your doctor about an endoscopy.
Doctors commonly prescribe five types of me.
Doctors predict that transplants done with the help of 3D printers will become more common.
Spider bites aren't as common as most people and most doctors think, according to a new analysis.
Our board certified doctors work as a team striving for a common goal to keep your smile beautiful and healthy for a lifetime.
Bakc pain is the number one most common reason people call in sick or go to the doctor.
It used to be pretty common to call the doctor when the goop from the nose turned yellow or green.
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In science:

Now, consider the nature of information requirement of the doctor in context of this particular activity. She will be interested in knowing common causes of S. Then she might like to look-up whether S occurs due to C or T or a combination of both.
A theoretical foundation for building Knowledge-work Support Systems
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