Autobiography of Samuel D. Gross, M.D., ...: Emeritus Professor of Surgery in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. With Sketches of His Contemporaries, Volume 2

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G. Barrie, 1887 - Surgeons - 443 pages
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Page 45 - Great in the earth as in the ethereal frame ; Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees, Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Page 189 - For my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations, and to the next age.
Page 185 - ... would it be too bold to imagine that in the great length of time since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind —would it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament...
Page 71 - The art and science of medicine have been completely revolutionized and enriched to an extent which fifty years ago would have baffled the wildest conceptions. During these vast changes, so pregnant in beneficence to mankind, America has not been idle. If she had contributed nothing more to the stock of human happiness than anaesthetics, the world would owe her an everlasting debt of gratitude. The fanciful and mischievous speculations which characterized medicine in the days of my youth have been...
Page 193 - Few men ever carried out so fully the injunction, not to let the left hand know what the right hand did, in the quiet and steady outflow of good will and good works, as Mr.
Page 377 - He was one of the editors of the North American Medical and Surgical Journal from 1823 to 1832, and was the authorof " A Supplement to Henry's Chemistry " (1823) ; " Letters on Separate Confinement of Prisoners " (1829-'30) ; " Introductory Lectures on Chemistry " (1841-'52) ; and a " System of Chemistry for the Use of Medical Students.
Page 267 - Louisville, became a member of one of the ablest Faculties ever embodied in the West, and saw the halls of the University rapidly filled. But when I looked on the faces of four hundred students, behold, the image was in their midst. While there, I prosecuted an extensive course of personal inquiry into the causes and cure of the diseases of the interior of the continent; and in journeyings by day, and journeyings by night— on the water, and on the land— while struggling through the matted rushes...
Page 371 - Your lower limbs seemed far from stout When last I saw you walk ; The cause I presently found out When you began to talk. The power that props the body's length, In due proportion spread, In you mounts upwards, and the strength All settles in the head.
Page 168 - Sweet friends, if, shrinking in the banquet's blaze, Your blushing guest must face the breath of praise, Speak not too well of one who scarce will know Himself transfigured in its roseate glow ; Say kindly of him what is, chiefly, true, Remembering always he belongs to you ; Deal with him as a truant, if you will, But claim him, keep him, call him brother still ! FOR THE DEDICATION OF THE NEW CITY LIBRARY, BOSTON.
Page 95 - ... of the Massachusetts state board of charities in 1864, and he served in that body throughout its existence, a period of fifteen years. In 1872 he was sent by Governor Washburn as a delegate to the international congress which met in London to discuss prison and other reforms. In 1873 Amherst college conferred upon him the degree of LL. D. He was a member of the Ameri can medical association, the American academy of medicine, the American public health association, and the Massachusetts medical...

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