Midland Medical Miscellany and Provincial Medical Journal, Volume 3

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Page 209 - Whatever crazy sorrow saith, No life that breathes with human breath Has ever truly longed for death. 'Tis life, whereof our nerves are scant, Oh life, not death, for which we pant ; More life, and fuller, that we want.
Page 297 - There is no wealth but life — life including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings...
Page 59 - I was stared at, hooted at, grinned at, chattered at, by monkeys, by parroquets, by cockatoos. I ran into pagodas: and was fixed, for centuries, at the summit or in secret rooms; I was the idol; I was the priest; I was worshipped; I was sacrificed.
Page 43 - I have no compassion for sloth, but youth has more need for intellectual rest than age ; and the cheerfulness, the tenacity of purpose, the power of work which make many a successful man what he is, must often be placed to the credit, not of his hours of industry, but to that of his hours of idleness, in boyhood.
Page 43 - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days: But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears And slits the thin-spun life.
Page 59 - Seeva laid wait for me. I came suddenly upon Isis and Osiris: I had done a deed, they said, which the ibis and the crocodile trembled at.
Page 293 - Which I wish to remark, And my language is plain, That for ways that are dark And for tricks that are vain, The heathen Chinee is peculiar, Which the same I would rise to explain.
Page 123 - Instructions regarding new-born infants. — If the child's eyelids become red and swollen, or begin to run with matter, within a few days after birth, it is to be taken without a day's delay to a doctor. The disease is very dangerous, and if not at once treated may destroy the sight of both eyes.
Page 303 - Extensive spasms or paralysis may indicate a large area of disease in this region, but if more marked in a single group of muscles than in others it may indicate a small focus of disease in the motor area of that group, affecting o*ther motor areas indirectly and coincidently. Paralysis following spasm in one group of muscles is a characteristic symptom of disease in the central region. Disturbance of the power of speech indicates disease in the convolutions about the fissure of Sylvius on the left...
Page 62 - With respect to the female sex we find a similar advantage of marriage over celibacy, but on the same condition. If young girls be turned into wives before twenty a like mortality befalls them which befalls the other sex. Everywhere young married people from eighteen to twenty years of age die as fast as old people from sixty to seventy years of age.

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