A Few Hints for the Prevention, Alleviation & Cure of Toothache, Neuralgia and Rheumatism

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1884 - Health - 20 pages
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Page 1 - ... suppose, the use of vulnerary herbs, having frequent occasion for some skill in surgery ; but physicians, I presume, they had none, having no need of any. Is it possible, that a creature like myself can be descended from such progenitors, in whom there appears not a single trace of family resemblance ? What an alteration have a few ages made? They, without clothing, would defy the severest season ; and I, with all the accommodations that art has since invented, am hardly secure even in the mildest....
Page 1 - ... painful operation of puncturing ourselves from head to foot in order that we may be decently dressed and fit to appear abroad. But, on the other hand, we have reason enough to envy them their tone of nerves, and that flow of spirits which effectually secured them from all uncomfortable impressions of a gloomy atmosphere and from every shade of melancholy from every other cause. Is it possible that a creature like myself can be descended from such progenitors...

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