Proceedings, Volume 7

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Page 180 - Upon the whole ; after all the schemes and struggles of a reluctant philosophy, the necessary resort is to a Deity. The marks of design are too strong to be gotten over. Design must have had a designer. That designer must have been a person. That person is God, CHAPTER XXIV.
Page 180 - shared the fate of most others on new discoveries. A few received it as a very important discovery, highly interesting to humanity; some doubted it; others observed that wise and prudent conduct which allows them to condemn or applaud, as the event might prove; while a greater number absolutely ridiculed it as one of those medical whims which arise to-day and to-morrow are no more.
Page 183 - I write this, then to enquire whether you will on philanthropic principles try the experiment of inoculating some of my children who have already undergone the cow-pox. If you accede to my proposal, I shall consider it as an experiment in which we have co-operated for the good of our fellow citizens, and relate it as such in the pamphlet I mean to publish on the subject.
Page 25 - But no one can be considered as a regular practitioner or a fit associate in consultation, whose practice is based on an exclusive dogma, to the rejection of the accumulated experience of the profession, and of the aids 47 actually furnished by anatomy, physiology, pathology, and organic chemistry.
Page 282 - ... of April. Up to the present twelve hundred have been sick, and one hundred have died, out of a population of eight thousand. For the first three weeks the few people in the town who used well-water exclusively escaped the disease. The period of incubation varies between ten and twenty days, or longer, and therefore no other conclusion can be arrived at than that the infective poison existed in the mountain water, and originated from the one case of fever in the house on the side of the stream.
Page 201 - The great physician of the human race — Immortal JENNER ! whose gigantic mind Brought life and health to more than half mankind. Let rescued infancy his worth proclaim, And lisp out blessings on his honoured name ; And radiant beauty drop her saddest tear, For beauty's truest, trustiest friend lies here...
Page 34 - It is required that such students as have not taken a Degree in any College shall, before admission to a degree in Physic, satisfy the Trustees and Professors of the College concerning their knowledge in the Latin tongue, and in such branches of Mathematics, Natural and Experimental Philosophy as shall be judged requisite to a medical education.
Page 2 - ... median line. The point of this pin was fixed by having its point imbedded in the tissues of the left naris. It is the head of this second pin that is covered by the small square of courtplaster. The correction of the angular deformity of the septum removed most of the occlusion of the left nostril, which had greatly annoyed the patient. I have thus given an idea of the method which has, I believe, great capability for relieving unsightly nasal deformities. The novelty consists merely in pinning...
Page 189 - I had before attended to your publications on the subject in the newspapers, and took much interest in the results of the experiments you were making. Every friend of humanity must look with pleasure on this discovery, by which one evil more is withdrawn from the condition of man; and must contemplate the possibility, that future improvements may still more and more lessen the catalogue of evils.
Page 200 - Massachusetts ; beside his being a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and of the American Antiquarian Society...

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