A Memoir of Henry Jacob Bigelow

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Little,Brown, 1894 - 297 pages
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Page 235 - Men, my brothers, men the workers, ever reaping something new : That which they have done but earnest of the things that they shall do...
Page 185 - In what cases and to what extent is the division of Muscles, Tendons, or other parts proper for the relief of deformity or lameness ?" By JACOB BIGELOW, MD 8vo., pages 211, with several plates.
Page 235 - Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore, And the individual withers, and the world is more and more.
Page 184 - Well, I want to see the folly of it too," was Henry's (characteristic) answer. He graduated with respectable rank in 1837. After leaving college he had threatening symptoms of pulmonary disease, for which he went to Havana ; but he was able to continue the study of medicine which he had already commenced, in the prosecution of which he went to Europe, parsing his time chiefly in Paris, visiting London, more especially to hear the lectures of Sir James Paget.
Page 151 - ... instincts of our common humanity indignantly remonstrate against the testing of clumsy or unimportant hypotheses by prodigal experimentation, or making the torture of animals an exhibition to enlarge a medical school, or for the entertainment of students, not one in fifty of whom can turn it to any profitable account. The limit of such physiological experiment, in its utmost latitude, should be to establish truth in the hands of a skilful experimenter with the greatest economy of suffering, and...
Page 106 - ... may deserve this consideration — that possibly in some forms of calculus, and in certain conditions of the urinary organs, a wise eclecticism may be exercised in the choice of one or other of them. In lithotrity, however, it is probable that a great and real advance has been made, and certainly it is undoubted that a complete revolution has been effected by the enterprise and skill of one of our American brethren, for it cannot be questioned that "Bigelow's operation...
Page 106 - has completely changed the aspect of lithotrity, and there is every reason to believe that it constitutes one of those real advances in a method which marks an epoch not only in the history of the operation itself, but in the treatment of the disease to which it is applicable.
Page 31 - Mechanics is, in the most pre-eminent sense, a scientific art; and it may be truly asserted, that almost all the great combinations of modern mechanism, and many of its refinements and nicer improvements, are creations of pure intellect, grounding its exertion upon a moderate number of very elementary propositions in theoretical mechanics and geometry.
Page 65 - In his relations with another medical practitioner and his patients, a physician should be governed by strict rules of honor and courtesy. His conduct should be such as, if universally imitated, would insure the mutual confidence of all medical practitioners.
Page 130 - States; in behalf of the City of Boston, which extends to you her civic hospitality. Welcome, friends and brothers! assembled from distant regions of our common land — from the great commercial emporium through whose aortic thoroughfare pours the ceaseless tide of nations, or from the city whose traditional brotherly love echoes so freshly from the lips of all our wounded soldiers ; you, brothers of New England, born to the common heritage of toil and freedom ; you, whose homes are by the great...

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