In Romeo and Juliet, according to Mercutio's logic, what would Queen Mab make a doctor dream about?

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According to Mercutio's logic Queen Mab makes men and women dream about their deepest desires.  Lovers dream about love.  Lawyers dream about making money.  Ladies dream about kissing men.  A pastor or leader of a church dreams about large donations being made by his congregation.  Soldiers dream of efficiently killing people, and virgins dream about sex.  

By that logic, a doctor would dream about saving hundreds of people from a disease.  If the doctor were a surgeon, the doctor would dream about performing a flawless operation on a patient.  Perhaps that doctor would dream about giving a lecture to a room full of other doctors about how best to treat the ill.  Perhaps the dream is about making a medical breakthrough that will benefit all of mankind.  

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