The Lancet, Volume 2

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J. Onwhyn, 1852 - Medicine
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Page 292 - ... a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention; or a shop for profit or sale; and not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.
Page 290 - Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one, Have ofttimes no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men, Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
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Page 275 - ... or degree, together with proofs of being twenty-one years of age, and of having been occupied at least four years in the acquirement of professional knowledge. III. Graduates in medicine of any legally constituted college or university requiring residence to obtain degrees, will be admitted for examination on adducing, together with their diploma or degree, proof of having completed the anatomical and surgical education...
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