Meddygon Myddfai

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D. J. Roderic, 1861 - 470 pages

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Page 461 - I will follow that system of regimen which according to my ability and judgment I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel ; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion.
Page 461 - ... by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction I will impart a knowledge of the art to my own sons and those of my teachers and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine but to none others.
Page 461 - I swear by Apollo the physician and Aesculapius and health and all-heal and all the gods and goddesses that according to my ability and judgment I will keep this oath and this stipulation— to reckon him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him and relieve his necessities if required, to look upon his offspring...
Page 461 - Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I see or hear in the life of men which ought not to be spoken of abroad I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.
Page 461 - Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption, and further, from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves.
Page xvi - ... these are a stroke on the head unto the brain ; a stroke in the body unto the bowels ; and the breaking of one of the four limbs ; for every one of these three dangerous wounds the mediciner is to have nine score pence and hU food, or one pound without his food, and also the bloody clothes.
Page 461 - Whatever in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it. I see or hear, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such things should be kept secret. While I continue to keep this oath inviolate, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of my art, respected by all men at all times ; but should I trespass and violate this oath, may the reverse be my lot.
Page xxvii - From the court of the King; And the little black calf Tho' suspended on the hook, Come thou also, quite well home!' They all immediately obeyed the summons of their mistress, the' little black calf, although it had been slaughtered, became alive again, and walked off with the rest of the stock at the command of the Lady. This happened in the spring of the year, and there were four oxen ploughing in one of the fields, to these she cried, ' Pedwar eidion glas Sydd ar y maes, Deuwch chwithau Yn iach...
Page xxii - Carmarthenshire, a widowed woman, the relict of a farmer who had fallen in those disastrous troubles. The widow had an only son to bring up, but Providence smiled upon her, and despite her forlorn condition, her live stock had so increased in course of time, that she could not well depasture them upon her farm, so she sent a portion of her cattle to graze on the adjoining Black Mountain, and their most favourite place was near the small lake called Llyn y Fan Fach, on the north-western side of the...
Page xviii - Wales long before ; a lew indeed may be traced up to the time of Howel the Good, if not to the sixth century. Such, however, do not seem to have been reduced to writing, until the Physicians of Myddvai took the matter in hand, and produced the work which is now for the first time printed. The original manuscript is supposed to be one lately transferred from the library of the Welsh Charity School in London, to the British Museum. Of this there are several copies ; the one adopted as the basis of...

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