The good doctor (phrase)

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The phrase "the good doctor" is a cliché which is commonly used in reference to any physician, sometimes with an ironic tone. Its first use was almost certainly by Shakespeare, at the end of Act V, Scene 1 of Macbeth:

Doctor: ...So, good night:
My mind she has mated, and amazed my sight.
I think, but dare not speak.
Gentlewoman: Good night, good doctor. (Exeunt).

The phrase The Good Doctor has been used to refer to:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Words count | Review | guardian.co.uk Books
  2. ^ http://www3.shropshire-cc.gov.uk/johnson.htm
  3. ^ Contemporary Comments On The Death Of Samuel Johnson And The Death Of James Boswell at the Wayback Machine (archived October 26, 2009)