Makers of Modern Medicine

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Fordham University Press, 1907 - 350 pages

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Page 116 - The world that I regard is myself ; it is the microcosm of my own frame that I cast mine eye on : for the other, I use it but like my globe, and turn it round sometimes for my recreation.
Page 116 - The earth is a point not only in respect of the heavens above us, but of that heavenly and celestial part within us : that mass of flesh that circumscribes me, limits not my mind : that surface that tells the heavens it hath an end, cannot persuade me I have any...
Page 168 - THERE are men and classes of men that stand above the common herd : the soldier, the sailor and the shepherd not unfrequently ; the artist rarely ; rarelier still, the clergyman ; the physician almost as a rule.
Page 132 - A little learning (in philosophy) is a dangerous thing; drink deep or touch not the Pierian spring").
Page 147 - I rolled a quire of paper into a kind of cylinder and applied one end of it to the region of the heart and the other to my ear, and was not a little surprised and pleased to find that I could thereby perceive the action of the heart in a much more clear and distinct than I had ever been able to do by the immediate application of the ear.
Page 106 - You have erased from the calendar of human afflictions one of its greatest. Yours is the comfortable reflection that mankind can never forget that you have lived. Future nations will know by history only that the loathsome small-pox has existed and by you has been extirpated.
Page 136 - The knowledge that a man can use is the only real knowledge; the only knowledge that has life and growth in it and converts itself into practical power. The rest hangs like dust about the brain, or dries like raindrops off the stones.— FROUDE.
Page 308 - that he that thoroughly understands the nature of ferments and fermentations shall probably be much better able than he that ignores them to give a fair account of divers phenomena of several diseases (as well fevers as others) which will perhaps be never properly understood without an insight into the doctrine of fermentations.
Page 168 - He is the flower (such as it is) of our civilization; and when that stage of man is done with, and only remembered to be marvelled at in history, he will be thought to have shared as little as any in the defects of the period, and most notably exhibited the virtues of the race.
Page 116 - There is surely a piece of divinity in us ; something that was before the elements, and owes no homage unto the sun.

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