Autobiographical Recollections of the Medical Profession

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J. & A. Churchill, 1874 - Medicine - 537 pages

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Page 94 - God gives to every man, The virtue, temper, understanding, taste, That lifts him into life, and lets him fall Just in the niche he was ordained to fill.
Page 158 - we are so far from being acquainted with all the agents of nature, and their different modes of action, that it would be quite unphilosophical to deny the existence of the phenomena merely because they are inexplicable in the present state of our knowledge.
Page 406 - to decline the favour which I believe your Lordship intends for me ; for I feel that I could not, with satisfaction to myself, accept at your Lordship's hands that which, though it has the form of approbation, is of the character which your Lordship so pithily applied to it.
Page 434 - Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world— though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst—the cant of criticism is the most
Page 401 - of the most ordinary description, consisting of little more than the rudiments of reading, writing, and arithmetic, at a common day-school. My hours out of school were passed at home and in the streets.'
Page 158 - to the influence of the sun and moon in some nervous affections ; and lastly, to the impressions which may be experienced from the proximity of the metals or of running water. It is natural to suppose that the action of these causes is very feeble, and
Page 207 - the following special verdict:—" We find the prisoner, Edward Oxford, guilty of discharging the contents of two pistols, but whether or not they were loaded with ball has not been satisfactorily proved to us, he being of unsound state of mind at the time.
Page 157 - Of all the instruments which we can employ in order to enable us to discover the imperceptible agents of nature, the nerves are the most sensible, especially when their sensibility is exalted by particular causes. It is by means of them
Page 181 - may study vital as we do inorganic phenomena, both by observation and experiment. The effort to establish one observation leads to the imperfect perception of new and wider fields of research, and, instead of approaching finality, the more we discover, the more infinite appears the range of the undiscovered.
Page 176 - and passed the following resolution :—" That the Hospital Committee be instructed to take such steps as they shall deem most advisable to prevent the practice of mesmerism or animal magnetism in future within the hospital.

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