The New England Botanic, Medical and Surgical Journal, Band 1

C. Newton., 1847

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Seite 99 - The science of medicine is a barbarous jargon, and the effects of our medicines on the human system in the highest degree uncertain; except, indeed, that they have destroyed more lives than war, pestilence, and famine combined.
Seite 240 - Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
Seite 158 - I had a great desire to ascertain whether our charms were the same, as the hakeems of Europe held the wise men of the East in high estimation, knowing that all knowledge had come from that quarter. I proposed that we should show each other our respective charms, and, after much persuasion, he agreed to show me his process for assuaging pain. He sent for a brass pot, containing water, and a twig with two or three leaves upon it, and commenced muttering his charms, at arm's length from the patient....
Seite 91 - I understand the natural system of botany to be founded is, that the affinities of plants may be determined by a consideration of all the points of resemblance between their various parts, properties, and qualities ; and that thence an arrangement may be deduced in which those species will be placed next each other which have the greatest degree of relationship ; and that consequently the quality or structure of an imperfectly known plant may be determined by those of another which is well known.
Seite 253 - The enema was repeated the next morning and evening, with the effect of an increased quantity of old fecal matter, and less pain afterward in the iliac region. Considerable exhaustion following the morning enema; it was thought better to omit it in future, and give two pills four times a day at regular intervals, and use the injection at bed-time. This course was pursued for ten or twelve days, resulting...
Seite 65 - Oh how unlike the complex works of man Heaven's easy, artless, unencumber'd plan-! No meretricious graces to beguile, No clustering ornaments to clog the pile ; From ostentation, as from weakness, free, It stands like the cerulean arch we see, Majestic in its own simplicity. Inscribed above the portal, from afar Conspicuous as the brightness of a star, Legible only by .the light they give, Stand the soul-quickening words — BELIEVE AND LIVE.
Seite 162 - Parr are remarkable for good sense ; namely, " keep your head cool by temperance, your feet warm by exercise ; rise early, and go soon to bed ; and if you are inclined to get fat, keep your eyes open and your mouth shut.
Seite 99 - Dissections daily convince us of our ignorance of disease, and cause us to blush at our prescriptions. What mischief have we done under the belief of false facts and false theories! We have assisted in multiplying diseases ; we have done more, we have increased their mortality.
Seite 252 - ... these symptoms, during which time he had been treated antiphlogistically for peritoneal inflammation ; calomel cathartics and castor oil had been repeatedly given, producing only a very slight faecal evacuation each day ; cal. and ipecac., and cal. and Dover's powder had been continued in small doses ; his mouth had been touched for more than a week ; leeches had been repeatedly applied, and a blister at this time was vesicating the part. This afternoon mucus appeared with the discharge, unaccompanied...
Seite 146 - He who, for an ordinary cause, resigns the fate of his patient to mercury, is a vile enemy to the sick...

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