A History of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania

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Lindsay and Blakiston, 1869 - 227 pages


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Page 26 - Quacks abound like locusts in Egypt, and too many have recommended themselves to a full practice and profitable subsistence. This is the less to be wondered at, as the profession is under no kind of regulation. Loud as the call is, to our shame be it remembered, we have no law to protect the lives of the king's subjects from the malpractice of pretenders. Any man at his pleasure sets up for physician, apothecary, and chirurgeon. No candidates are either examined or licensed, or even sworn to fair...
Page 36 - And there are a Number of others in Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, and the New England Colonies who we expect to join us as soon as they are acquainted that the Society has begun to form itself.
Page 25 - Of lawyers and physicians I shall say nothing, because this country is very peaceable and healthy; long may it so continue and never have occasion for the tongue of the one, nor the pen of the other, both equally destructive to men's estates and lives; besides forsooth, they, hangman like, have a license to murder and make mischief.
Page 205 - The CLIMATE of the SOUTH of FRANCE as SUITED to INVALIDS; with Notices of Mediterranean and other Winter Stations. By CT WILLIAMS, MAMD Oxon.
Page 206 - A HISTORY OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, from its Foundation in 1765: with Sketches of Deceased Professors, &c.
Page 57 - A Discourse upon the Institution of Medical Schools in America; Delivered at a public Anniversary Commencement, held in the College of Philadelphia May 30 and 31, 1765. With a Preface, containing amongst other things, the author's apology for attempting to introduce the regular mode of practising Physic in Philadelphia. By John...
Page 35 - ... all philosophical experiments that let light into the nature of things, tend to increase the power of man over matter, and multiply the conveniences or pleasures of life.
Page 206 - HOARSENESS, LOSS OF VOICE, and Stridulous Breathing in relation to Nervo-Muscular Affections of the Larynx.
Page 56 - It may collect a number of young persons, of more than ordinary abilities, and so improve their knowledge as to spread its reputation to distant parts. By sending these abroad duly qualified, or by exciting an emulation amongst men of parts and literature, it may give birth to other useful institutions of a similar nature, or occasional rise, by its example, to numerous societies of different kinds, calculated to spread the light of knowledge through the whole American continent, wherever inhabited.
Page 44 - I apprehend, will not only be useful to the Province in their employments, but if suitably countenanced by the Legislature will be able to erect a school of physic among you that may draw students from various parts of America and the West Indies, and at least furnish them with a better idea of the rudiments of their profession than they have at present the means of acquiring on your side of the water.

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