Practical thoughts on medical work: its helps and hindrances

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H. Renshaw, 1885 - 22 pages

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Page 20 - a hopeless quarrel with destiny. It will be only too brief at the best, and the day is at hand when its inequalities will be redressed, and king and peasant, pauper and millionaire, be huddled, poor shivering phantoms, in one undistinguishable crowd, across the melancholy Styx, to the judgment-hall of Minos.
Page 21 - up the huge stone Did I not hope that it would reach the height ? There penance ends, and dawn
Page 21 - Fool,' said the ghost, 'Then mine, at worst, is everlasting hope.' Again uprose the stone.
Page 15 - we do not find scientific physicians joining the ranks of the homoeopaths ? Can they show us one Brodie, or Bright, or Jenner, or Watson, or Paget, or Gull, or Wilks ? No ; and the reason is that homoeopathy is not true ; for such men as these would sacrifice (and often have sacrificed) everything for the truth—friends and fame and wealth, and
Page 17 - That 105 uncomplicated cases occurring consecutively in the clinical wards of the Royal Infirmary when under my care, during a period of sixteen years, should all have recovered, is a fact which can only be ascribed to the nature of the treatment, as is shown by contrasting the results of that treatment with those of a lowering, expectant, mixed, or specific practice.
Page 17 - death in 32^ cases, is the most satisfactory yet published. But when it is considered that the 4 deaths resulted from pathological complications unconnected with the pneumonia, this treatment may be said to render the mortality in simple cases
Page 16 - This practice cannot be correctly called a dietetic or an expectant treatment, because these terms have been applied on the Continent to withholding diet rather than giving it—the ' dičte absolue ' of the French, meaning starvation—a fact which explains the
Page 16 - uncomplicated pneumonia, whereas among M. Grisolle's cases there is a mortality of one in every six, I may be permitted to think my theory better founded on observation, while my practice supports its correctness.
Page 16 - of disease. One of the best exponents of this rational system of medicine was the late Dr. John Hughes Bennett, Professor of Medicine in the University of Edinburgh, who has clearly shown that
Page 14 - in some instances antecedently to, the lung mischief. Nature works healthily by combined and proportional working of all parts of the organism ; she departs from health in proportion as these organs depute their function to compensatory parts of the organism ; and in time these compensatory parts, being

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