The Life and letters of Nathan Smith, M.B., M.D.

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Yale University Press, 1914 - 185 pages
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Page 23 - whose duty it shall be to deliver public lectures upon Anatomy, Surgery, Chemistry, and the Theory and Practice of Physic.
Page 172 - Honour a physician with the honour due unto him for the uses which ye may have of him : for the Lord hath created him. For of the most High cometh healing, and he shall receive honour of the king. The skill of the physician shall lift up his head : and in the sight of great men he shall be in admiration.
Page 153 - Famous in his day and generation, he is still more famous to-day, for he was far ahead of his times, and his reputation, unlike that of so many medical worthies of the past, has steadily increased, as the medical profession has slowly caught up with him. We now see that he did more for the general advancement of medical and surgical practice than any of his predecessors or contemporaries in this country. He was a man of high intellectual and moral qualities, of great originality and untiring energy,...
Page 144 - ... profession. The assertion, that he has done more for the improvement of physic and surgery in New England, than any other man, will, by no one, be deemed invidious.
Page 114 - National Cemetery at Gettysburg. 011 the afternoon of November 19, 1863, and to hear the now worldfamous address of Abraham Lincoln on that occasion. I can bear witness to the fact that this address, pronounced by Edward Everett to be...
Page 127 - The chariots shall be with flaming torches . . . the chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall jostle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.
Page 140 - I have always been saying,' he replied : ' nothing new. That if you take good care of yourselves you will always gratify me and mine most, even if you made me no promise now : and that if you neglect your own real good, and do not follow faithfully the course of life which I have urged both now and on former occasions, you will not do anything to any purpose, however much you may now promise.
Page 35 - ... Nathan Smith and of his older contemporary, Benjamin Rush, is made clear in the letter to Dr. Shattuck when a student in Philadelphia. Rush, the greatest historical figure in American medicine, belonged essentially to the group of systematists of the eighteenth century. Dr. Smith writes: " Dr. Rush must be a very interesting lecturer. As to his classification of diseases I do not think it very material. However we may class diseases, we must study them in detail As to the unity of disease, you...
Page 97 - Septentrionalis, was engaged as Curator of the Garden, but he did not enter upon the work on account of a subsequent, more important engagement. At a later period Dr. MC Leavenworth, a graduate of the Medical Department in 1817, who was a good botanist, was engaged to make a collection of indigenous plants for the garden, and at one time there was a good collection of such plants. The time and expense involved, however, proved to be burdensome and the garden after a protracted struggle for life perished...

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