The Story of My Life

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D. Appleton, 1888 - Physicians - 471 pages
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Page 468 - All things that we see standing accomplished in the world are properly the outer material result, the practical realization and embodiment of thoughts that dwelt in the great men sent into the world, the soul of the whole world's history, it may justly be considered, were the history of these.
Page 468 - Universal history ... is at bottom the history of the great men who have worked here. . . . All things that we see standing accomplished in the world are properly the outer material result, the practical realization and embodiment of thoughts that dwelt in the great men sent into the world, the soul of the whole world's history, it may justly be considered, were the history of these.
Page 29 - The lives we need to have written for us are of the people whom the world has not thought of—far less heard of—who are yet doing most of its work, and of whom we may learn how it can best be done.
Page 80 - to the terrapin, and the name suited him exactly. He was less than five feet high, and his head was the biggest part of the whole man. He was a perfect taper from the side of his head down to his feet ; he looked like a wedge with a head on it.
Page 148 - that time was heroic ; it was murderous. I knew nothing about medicine, but I had sense enough to see that doctors were killing their patients; that medicine was not an exact science; that it was wholly empirical, and that it would be better to trust entirely to Nature than to the hazardous skill of the doctors.

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