Notes on the history of medical progress in Japan

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Meiklejohn & Company, 1885 - 244 pages
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Page 247 - Ya-kami for him, having counseled together, said to him : " On this mountain there is a red boar. So when we drive it down, do thou wait and catch it. If thou do not wait and catch it, we will certainly slay thee.
Page 311 - Dutch physicians are most minute in theory, but rough in their mode of treatment : Chinese science is indeed minute, or accurate, in practice ; but is restrained by the theories of the past. Therefore, as to treatment, I look to the living body alone for indications, seeking for the mode, afterwards, from philosophers ; and am consequently not restricted to rules in giving remedies, but act as necessity demands. When medicines are ineffectual, as well as acupuncture and the cantery (moxa), the abdomen...
Page 289 - You must entirely abstain from burning in rainy, wet, or too hot weather, and on a cold day. 4. You must not lie with your wives three days before, and seven days after the burning. 5. Angry, passionate people must not be burnt, before their passion is calmed. Weary people, and who are just come from their work, must not be burnt, till they have rested themselves.
Page 368 - Foveaux (sup.) under its then name of " The Victoria Street Society for the Protection of Animals from Vivisection United with the International Association for the Total Suppression of Vivisection.
Page 392 - The earliest example of medical teaching in this country is probably found in the anatomical demonstrations of Dr. Thomas Cadwalader at Philadelphia, after his return from London, where he had studied under the celebrated Cheselden.
Page 333 - W), wherein it is stated that the true tactics of war is not such as taught by the so-called tacticians nowadays, I became convinced that such was also the case in medicine, and that real progress cannot be made unless our system of medicine be thoroughly renovated and reformed. After this, I saw that the true principles of medical art were those brought to us from Holland, the country far away in the West: for in that country it is a recognized principle, that true medical art is founded upon an...
Page 366 - ... mentioned in another place, can only be obtained upon passing satisfactory examination in natural philosophy, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, materia medica, practice of medicine and surgery, ophthalmology obstetrics, and clinical diagnosis. The first four of these branches constitute the first, and the following six branches the second, or pass examination. These examinations, which are held semi-annually in different districts of the several prefectures of the empire, are conducted by and under...
Page 288 - JUSI. (Just is that place on the thighs, which one may reach with the extremity of his middle-finger, holding his hands streight downwards in a natural situation. 10. Those, who have a hardness and swelling in the Hypochondria, as also those who have frequent shiverings, or relapses of putrid fevers, must be burnt in the place called SEOMON. (Seomon is just beneath the last false rib on each side. The burning of this place is extream painful. I should have thought it more proper to write it Schomon,...
Page 366 - Minister, and who are residents of the locality in which the examination is held. The time and place of these examinations is notified in each district by the Home Department ; and applications of candidates are required to be sent in at least one month before the examination takes place. The certificates of candidates must be signed by at least two practicing physicians or teachers of medicine, and no candidate is eligible for the first examination until he has pursued his medical studies for at...
Page 364 - ТШЕ. la the preceding chapters a brief summary has been given of events, occurring between the middle of the sixteenth century and the beginning of the present reign, and relating to medical progress in this country.1 In the following pages of these

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