An Introduction to the history of medicine c. 2

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W.B. Saunders Company, 1921 - Medicine - 936 pages

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p. 304 "stones in the head"

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the timeline of medicine would be a clear way to see advancement of it.

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Page 54 - a mighty hunter before the Lord" and that "the beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech, and Accad and Calneh in the land of Shinar.
Page 552 - there is no alleviation for the sufferings of mankind except veracity of thought and action and the resolute facing of the world as it is, when the garment of make-believe by which pious hands have hidden its uglier features is stripped off,
Page 55 - In Ezekiel (xxi, 21) we read: "For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the ways, at the head of the two ways to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.
Page 290 - strangely-visited people, All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere despair of surgery, he cures; Hanging a golden stamp about their necks, Put on with holy prayers.
Page 57 - I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee
Page 50 - is thus divided among them : Each physician applies himself to one disease only, and not more. All places abound in physicians; some physicians are for the eyes, others for the head, others for the teeth, others for the intestines, and others for internal disorders.
Page 58 - Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.
Page 401 - Taylor was the most ignorant man I ever knew, but sprightly: Ward, the dullest. Taylor challenged me once to talk Latin with him [laughing]. I quoted some of Horace, which he took to be a part of my own speech. He said a few words well enough.
Page 130 - On that hard Pagan world disgust And secret loathing fell. Deep weariness and sated lust Made human life a hell. She veiled her eagles, snapp'd her sword, And laid her sceptre down; Her stately purple she abhorr'd, And her imperial crown. She broke her flutes, she stopp'd her sports, Her artists could not please; She tore her books, she shut her courts, She fled her palaces.
Page 26 - Alexanders and Marigold, Eyebright, Orris and Elecampane, Basil. Rocket, Valerian, Rue, (Almost singing themselves they run), Vervain, Dittany, Call-me-to-you—• Cowslip, Melilot, Rose of the Sun. Anything green that grew out of the mould Was an excellent herb to our fathers of old.

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