The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Prentice & Weissinger, 1840 - Medicine
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Page 108 - But where to find that happiest spot below Who can direct, when all pretend to know ? The shuddering tenant of the frigid zone Boldly proclaims that happiest spot his own ; Extols the treasures of his stormy seas, And his long nights of revelry and ease : The naked Negro, panting at the line, Boasts of his golden sands and palmy wine, Basks in the glare, or stems the tepid wave, And thanks his gods for all the good they gave.
Page 354 - Lives of great men all remind us We may make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.
Page 128 - That the American Race differs essentially from all others, not excepting the Mongolian ; nor do the feeble analogies of language, and the more obvious ones in civil and religious institutions and the arts, denote...
Page 128 - In conclusion, the author is of the opinion that the facts "contained in this work tend to sustain the following propositions : " 1st. That the American race differs essentially from all others, not excepting the...
Page 35 - AND TOXICOLOGY. By HENRY C. CHAPMAN, MD, Professor of Institutes of Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia ; Member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, of the American Philosophical Society, and of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia.
Page 109 - He adopts the opinion that, from remote ages, the inhabitants of every extended locality have been marked by certain physical and moral peculiarities, common among themselves and serving to distinguish them from all other people.
Page 129 - NOTE on the internal capacity of the cranium in the different races of men. Having subjected the skulls in my possession, and such also as I could obtain from my friends, to the internal capacity measurement already described, I have obtained the following results. The mean of the American race (omitting fractions) is repeated here, merely to complete the table.
Page 198 - ... striking against the hard palate or even against the lips of the patient, rather than against the velum and throat, as in ordinary apoplectic stertor : the act of respiration, too, is usually, from the first, much more hurried than is observed in the coma of ordinary apoplexy. The peculiar stertor coupled with the pale face has, in more instances than one, enabled me to pronounce with confidence the disease to be renal, without asking a single question, and, in cases, too, in which no renal disease...
Page 364 - ... being upward of one thousand calculi taken from his bladder. It is well known that for several years previous to this period, Dr. Physick had declined performing extensive surgical operations. He felt somewhat reluctant to operate upon Chief Justice Marshall, and offered to place the case in my hands. Taking all the circumstances into consideration, and knowing well that this would be the last time that he would ever perform a similar operation, I felt desirous that he should finish with so distinguished...
Page 184 - Three small phials of medicine were given to each physician, not enough for the recovery of two patients. It was publicly given out, that three or four drops were sufficient to impart a healing virtue to a gallon of liquor.

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