The Early history of medicine in Philadelphia (Google eBook)

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Collins Printing House, 1886 - Medicine - 224 pages
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Page 18 - ... march. I happened to be at the coffee-house when the concourse arrived there. They made a halt, while the doctor, foaming with rage and indignation, without his hat, his wig dishevelled and bloody from his wounded hand, stood up in the cart and called for a bowl of punch.
Page 38 - Method of Cure, briefly treated of; all the necessary Operations in Surgery will be performed, a Course of Bandages exhibited, and the whole conclude with an Explanation of some of the curious Phenomena that arise from an examination of the Gravid Uterus, and a few plain general Directions in the Study and Practice of Midwifery.
Page vii - Glorious their aim to ease the labouring heart ; To war with death, and stop his flying dart; To trace the source whence the fierce contest grew, And life's short lease on easier terms renew ; To calm the frenzy of the burning brain ; To heal the tortures of imploring pain ; Or, when more powerful ills all efforts brave, To ease the victim no device can save, And smooth the stormy passage to the grave.
Page 36 - My son (says he) has had his education in the best college in this part of the country, and has been studying physic with me, besides which he has had the opportunity of seeing the practice of every gentleman of note in our city. But for want of that variety of operations and those frequent dissections which are common in older countries, I must send him to Europe.
Page 134 - Community, and yet a great pleasure in foreseeing, that the unparalled public Spirit, of the Good People of this Province, will shortly make Philadelphia the Athens of America, and Render the Sons of Pennsylvania, reputable amongst the most celebrated Europeans, in all the liberal Arts and Sciences.
Page 155 - When you have heard him, and duly considered what he has to lay before you, you will be best able to judge in what manner you can serve the public, the institution, and the particular design now recommended to you. " I am, gentlemen, " Your affectionate friend,
Page 87 - Dissertations on the Reciprocal Advantages of a Perpetual Union between Great Britain and her American Colonies.
Page 47 - Redman, who then did, and still continues to enjoy a most justly acquired reputation in this city for superior knowledge and extensive practice in physic. At the same time I had an opportunity of being acquainted with the practice of other eminent physicians in this place, particularly of all the physicians to the hospital, whose prescriptions I put up there above the space of one year.
Page 131 - He is very well qualified for the subject, and will soon be followed by an able assistant. Dr Morgan, both of whom, I apprehend, will not only be useful to the Province in their employments, but if suitably countenanced by the Legislature, will be able to erect a School of Physic amongst you, that may draw students from various parts of America and the West Indies...
Page 38 - ... of their going abroad for improvement to the anatomical schools in Europe; and also for the entertainment of any gentlemen who may have the curiosity to understand the anatomy of the human frame. In these lectures the situation, figure, and structure of all the parts of the human body will be demonstrated...

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