A Typical American, or, Incidents in the life of Dr. John Swinburne, of Albany, the eminent patriot, surgeon, and philanthropist

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Issued from the Citizen Office, 1888 - Philanthropists - 350 pages

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Page 57 - dismissed from the service, and forever disqualified from holding any office of honor, profit, or trust under the Government of the United States.
Page 181 - If we consider the muscles alone as the cause of the displacement in the direction of the long axis of the shaft, the shortening of the limb, other things being equal, must be proportioned to the number and power of the muscles which
Page 177 - The fingers are quite as often thus anchylosed, after this fracture, as the wrist-joint itself, — a circumstance which is wholly inexplicable on the doctrine that the anchylosis is due to an inflammation in the joints. Indeed, I
Page 242 - from its former slavish rank in society. For the honor of our profession, it should be recorded that some of the most intelligent and useful characters, both in the cabinet and in the field, during the late war, have been physicians.
Page 207 - The conclusions at which you arrive appear to me sound and irresistible, and entirely borne out by the facts. There is not a shadow of doubt in my mind that the incision was inflicted after death, and there is as little doubt that death resulted from suffocation.
Page 177 - the deformity which has been observed most often consists in a projection of the lower end of the ulna inwards, and generally a little forwards. In a large majority of cases this is accompanied with a perceptible
Page 181 - I have not intended to say that other causes do not operate occasionally in the production of shortening, but only that muscular contraction is the cause by which this result is chiefly determined, and that its power will be ordinarily the measure of the shortening.
Page 350 - to love thy neighbor as thyself," and to do unto others as he would have them do unto him. So
Page 153 - it is not in the discovery and multiplication of mechanical expedients that the surgeon of this day declares his superiority, so much as in the skilful and judicious employment of those
Page 177 - seen the fingers rigid after many months, when, having observed the case throughout myself, I was certain that no inflammatory action had ever reached them.

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