The Annual of Eclectic Medicine and Surgery, Volume 8

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John Vosburgh Stevens
The Scudder Brothers Co., 1900 - Medicine, Eclectic

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Page 435 - The science of medicine is a barbarous jargon, and the effects of our medicines on the human system, are in the highest degree uncertain ; except, indeed, that they have already destroyed more lives than war, pestilence and famine combined.
Page 313 - And GOD said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Page 152 - My soul is an enchanted boat, Which, like a sleeping swan? doth float Upon the silver waves of thy sweet singing; And thine doth like an angel sit Beside a helm conducting it, Whilst all the winds with melody are ringing.
Page 341 - ... one cell at a time, avoiding any shock to the patient. 10. Before operating, the susceptibility of the patient to the electric current should be ascertained. 11. The problem is to absorb the stricture, not to cauterize, burn or destroy, tissues. 12. Weak currents at long intervals.
Page 532 - OPIUM. ONE CAN DISPENSE WITH OPIUM THE NARCOTIC; ONE CANNOT DISPENSE WITH OPIUM THE PAIN-RELIEVER. PAPINE PRODUCES NO TISSUE CHANCES, NO CEREBRAL EXCITEMENT, NO INTERFERENCE WITH DIGESTION. Sample (12 oz.) Bottle Ecthol Sent Free on Receipt of 25 Cts. to Prepay Express. FORMULA:--One fluid drachm is equal in anodyne power to 1-8 gr. Morphine.
Page 341 - Weak currents at long intervals. 13. In most cases a current of six cells, or from two and a half to five milliamperes, will do the work ; but it must be regulated according to the work to be done. 14. The seance should be at intervals not too frequent in succession.
Page 342 - All strictures are amenable to the treatment by electrolysis. 20. Pain should never be inflicted by the use of electrolysis; therefore, it should not be applied when the urethra is in an acute or even sub-acute inflammatory condition.
Page 64 - THERE is no thing we cannot overcome. Say not thy evil instinct is inherited, Or that some trait inborn makes thy whole life forlorn, And calls down punishment that is not merited. Back of thy parents and grandparents lies The Great Eternal Will. That, too, is thine Inheritance ; strong, beautiful, divine, Sure lever of success for one who tries.
Page 322 - Rafinesque's classification of medical practitioners, in which the "eclectics" are defined as "those who subject and adopt in practice whatever is found beneficial, and who change their prescriptions according to emergencies, circumstances, and acquired knowledge." This definition holds true for the old eclectics who did not recognize any dogma. However, the American eclectic medical practitioners clung to one dogma, namely the rejection of a large number of remedies of mineral origin, particularly...
Page 141 - Research," concludes that PHTHISIS PULMONALIS is an infectious disease, only the soil must be fertile or the bacteria will not take root and grow ; that the inheritance of the affection is simply the descent of the degraded cells presenting a vulnerable point for a possible encounter with the vagrant germs. That all specific treatment is futile, in view of our present knowledge ; and though persistent destruction of the infectious matter is our best means of prophylaxis, yet to restore the vitality...

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