John Hunter and his pupils

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P. Blakiston, 1881 - 106 pages

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Page 47 - The judge (Hon. Francis Buller) made the following commenton the testimony of Mr. Hunter : "For the prisoner you have had one gentleman called ; he is likewise of the faculty and a very able man. I can hardly say what his opinion is; for he does not seem to have formed any opinion at all of the matter. He, at first, said he could not form an opinion whether the death was or was not occasioned by the poison, because he could conceive that it might be ascribed to other causes. I wished very much to...
Page 59 - ... the President of the Royal Society, the President of the Royal College of Surgeons...
Page 9 - ... but she never knew it: so many good things in this world come too late. The fame of Hunter has increased with the passing of the years. ' Every Hunterian Oration is eloquent — as eloquent as the orator can make it — in praise of his genius, and Samuel D. Gross has left this line on record : 'With the exception of Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, John Hunter is the grandest figure in the history of our profession.
Page 20 - Repeat all the experiments on a hedgehog as soon as you receive this, and they will give you the solution. Try the heat: cut off a leg at the same place: cut off the head, and expose the heart ; and let me know the result of the whole. Ever yours, J. Hunter.
Page 102 - Observations on the Fossil Bones presented to the Royal Society by the Margrave of Anspach, by the late J.
Page 70 - If I have any reputation in this way, I have earned it dearly, for no one ever endured more anxiety and sickness before an operation ; yet, from the time I began to operate, all uneasiness ceased. And if I have had better success than some others, I do not impute it to more knowledge, but to the happiness of a mind that was never ruffled or disconcerted, and a hand that never trembled during any operation.
Page 25 - ... quarries," the great storehouse from which he drew his illustrations. The same practice characterized the eminent John Hunter, who adopted it for the purpose of supplying the defects of memory ; and he was accustomed thus to illustrate the advantages which one derives from putting one's thoughts in writing: " It resembles," he said, "a tradesman taking stock, without which he never knows either what he possesses or in what he is deficient.
Page 15 - They wanted to make an old woman of me, or that I should stuff Latin and Greek ' at the university; but,' he added, significantly pressing his thumbnail on the table, ' these schemes I cracked like so many vermin as they came before me.
Page 45 - I had conceived or heard before, that there seemed no comparison between the great mind of the man who delivered them and all the individuals, whether ancient or modern, who had gone before him.— CLINE, HENRY, 1824, Hunterian Oration.
Page 29 - The Royal College of Surgeons of England have placed this Tablet over the grave of Hunter, to record their admiration of his genius, as a gifted interpreter of the Divine Power and Wisdom at work in the Laws of Organic Life, and their grateful veneration for his services to mankind as the Founder of Scientific Surgery.

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