A general exposition of the present state of the medical profession

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Page 3 - enable them to alter their existing charter, whereby they are constituted a trading body, and give them such other powers as in its wisdom shall seem meet and suitable to the improved condition of society, and as shall take from them altogether the character of a trading or mercantile body.
Page 6 - they to be universally adopted ; and even when resorted to, to be appreciated by the persons most benefited ; and, moreover, the general Practitioner, having the charge of his own interests, is oftentimes unwilling to adopt expensive, and highly useful medicines, as upon medicines only, can he remunerate himself ; the interest of the Practitioner being opposed to good practice.*
Page 3 - forming a perfect collection of specimens of the Materia Medica, for the inspection of students, whereby those who have not other opportunities, may at all times gain a knowledge of the form, appearance, and sensible properties, of all substances proper to be used in the
Page 6 - would not immediately remove this evil ; and a person so disposed, would, (if one may imagine a man so very blind to his real interests,) still have power to protract a case; yet the general purification of the profession, which it will
Page 6 - minds will always stimulate them to works of the highest importance and utility in their profession ; but it is to be lamented, that the fruit of their labours cannot be brought within the reach of every one, on account of the expense attending them ; besides this singular and unfortunate consequence, that the more useful they are in themselves, the less likely
Page 6 - seen, on a review of the whole plan, must result in process of time, will remove every temptation or motive to mal-practice, if such could for a moment be supposed to operate or exist in the mind of any well-educated man.
Page 3 - It is the abuse of this otherwise most valuable portion of a student's life, which might be called the seed-time of the mind, that has led to so much just complaint against the principle of apprenticeships, in a liberal Profession.
Page 3 - continue to exercise the Science of Practical Chemistry, in the Laboratory belonging to their Hall, and to make such compounds and preparations as are permitted, or commanded to be prepared by Apothecaries, in the Pharmacopoeia of the Royal
Page 1 - The admiration and respect due to Physicians as a class of gentlemen, and scholars, associated for the advancement of the science of Medicine, and for the benefit of the human race, cannot be mentioned in terms sufficiently expressive. In this class is concentrated a galaxy of learning and skill ; and from their influence alone is any great improvement of the Science to be
Page 6 - It is desirable to diminish the sum of human suffering, consequently the occasions for practice ; and it is not difficult to contemplate such an improved state of society, as may nearly supersede the active duties of

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