Of course his easy domestic situation saved him a good deal of drudgery, and his wife’s affiliation to the "best people" brought him a good many of those patients whose symptoms are, if not more interesting in themselves than those of the lower orders, at least more consistently displayed.
There are no more uses of "drudgery" in the book.
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To me, housework is drudgery.
the drudgery of carefully reading another contract