The Autobiography and Reminiscences of S. Pollak, M.D., St. Louis, MO.

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St. Louis Medical Review, 1904 - Physicians - 331 pages

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Page 298 - Xo one doubted that the end of the war was near at hand, and that the armies under the leadership of Grant and Sherman would make a speedy final event inevitable.
Page 179 - ... out of Venice for the East was obliged to bring back pillars and marbles for the work in which the republic took so general an interest. " The defect of the interior of St. Mark's is, that it is not sufficiently light. The windows are few in proportion to the size of the building, Rich, therefore, as the interior is, it is gloomy to a fault, in spite of the brilliant rays of a southern sun.
Page 125 - ... ArÍte-blanche, to Macugnaga ; this pass is better known by its German appellation, Weissen Thor. The distance from Zermatt to Macugnaga by this pass is twelve hours, and its highest point exceeds 12,000 English feet. But the grand object of a visit to Zermatt is the Mont Cervin, which, from the village, is seen to rise in singular beauty and magnificence against the sky, of a pyramidal form, and more than 4000 feet of elevation above the bed of ice from which it seems to spring. In the whole...
Page 225 - In memory of his victories in 1805-6, from designs by Chalgrin (d. 1811), it was completed by Louis Philippe In 1836. It consists of a vast arch, 96 ft. high and 48 ft. wide, intersected by a lower transversal arch, 61 ft. high and 27 ft. wide. The whole structure is 162 ft.
Page 195 - The city is situated in the midst of a dreary plain of sand, destitute of either beauty or fertility. It is surprising that the foundation of a town should ever have been laid on so uninteresting a spot; but it is far more wonderful that it should have grown up, notwithstanding, into the flourishing capital of a great empire.
Page 181 - The width of the bridge is equal to the span of the arch, and this width is divided longitudinally into five divisions, that is, into three streets or passages, and two rows of shops. The middle street or passage is 21 ft. 8 in. wide, and the two side ones near II ft.
Page 179 - They were brought from the Hippodrome at Constantinople, being part of the share of the Venetians in the plunder when that city was taken by the Crusaders in the fourth crusade. They were removed to Paris for a short time, but brought back in 1815.
Page 178 - Canalaxto, or grand canal, whose course through the city is in the form of an 8, and is intersected in all directions by 146 smaller canals, crossed by 306 bridges. These bridges are frequent, and, being steep, are cut into easy steps. Three bridges only cross the Grand Canal : that of the Bialto, in stone, is the most celebrated ; the other two in iron — one between the Campo di S.
Page 178 - The bridges are so numerous, and so well placed, that there is no part of the city — that is to say, no house — which cannot be walked to ; but many of the finest buildings, as on the Canal Grande, can only be seen from the water, out of which they rise. A gondola is therefore all but indispensable to the stranger. " The small canals, or rii, as they are termed...
Page 10 - ... entertainment. Music, dancing, fortune telling was the programme of the evening. In 1835 I received my degree of Doctor of Medicine in Prague, and in 1836 my degree as Doctor in Surgery and Obstetrics in Vienna. I was an interne at the Maternity in Vienna thirteen months — very hard and laborious life there. I had read and knew by heart the history of the United States of America. I longed for it, and I determined to get there some time. I never could brook the idea that I am not quite as good...

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