The Physicians and Surgeons of the United States (Google eBook)

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William Biddle Atkinson
Charles Robson, 1878 - Physicians - 788 pages
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Page 505 - Fahr., the rays emitted by a solid are invisible. At that temperature they are red, and, the heat of the incandescing body being made continuously to increase, other rays are added, increasing in refrangibility as the temperature rises. 5. While the addition of rays so much the more refrangible as the temperature is higher is taking place, there is an increase in the intensity of those already existing.
Page 385 - ... under the tuition of AH Abbott. After remaining in Bowdoin College through more than half the course, he became a law-student in his father's office, and was admitted to the bar in Sept., 1852, commencing the practice of law at Phillips. In 1854 he went to Chicago, and entered the office of JY Scammon. Upon the breaking out of the war in 1861, he entered the army as 2d lieutenant, Battery A, .2d Illinois Artillery, and some months after was transferred to McClearned Guards, with rank of captain....
Page 486 - It is not too much to say that the life-saving work of the Commission at Antietam, the relief which it afforded on so vast a scale after the battles of the Wilderness, and the succor which it was able to minister to thousands of our soldiers returning to us from rebel prisons diseased, naked, and famishing, owed much of their efficiency and success to plans arranged by Dr. Agnew, and carried out at personal risk and inconvenience under his immediate superintendence.
Page 231 - Studies, by AUSTIN FLINT, MD, Professor of the Principles and Practice of Medicine and of Clinical Medicine in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College.
Page 502 - His discovery of emery in Asia Minor destroyed the rapacious monopoly of this article at Naxos, in the Grecian Archipelago, extended its use, and greatly reduced its price. His studies on emery and its associate minerals led directly to its discovery in America. In Massachusetts and North Carolina a large industrial product of emery is now carried on. To Dr. Smith justly belongs the credit of having done almost everything for these commercial enterprises by his successful researches on emery and...
Page 273 - Laceration of the Cervix Uteri as a Frequent and Unrecognized Cause of Disease," that the full importance of cervical laceration was appreciated.
Page 504 - ... also found three great lines less refrangible than the red, in a region altogether invisible to the eye. Of these new lines, which more than doubled in number those of Fraunhofer, he published engravings. He also invented an instrument for measuring the chemical force of light the chlor-hydrogen photometer. This was subsequently extensively used by Bunsen and Roscoe in their photo-chemical researches. In their paper, read before the Royal Society, in 1856, they say, " With this instrument...
Page 337 - Bloomingdale Asylum for the Insane," 1848; "Blood-Letting in Mental Disorders," 1854; "Institutions for the Insane in Prussia, Austria and Germany," 1854; " Psychologic Medicine, its importance as a part of the Medical Curriculum...
Page 342 - President of the Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men.

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