The Historical Relations of Medicine and Surgery to the End of the Sixteenth Century: An Address Delivered at the St. Louis Congress in 1904

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1905 - 125 pages
 

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Page 111 - Dioscorides had been strangled in his cradle. This is the truth I have tried to get home to you, that in the truncation of medicine the physician lost not only nor chiefly a potent means of treatment; he lost thereby the inductive method: he lost touch with things; he deprived his brains of the cooperation of the subtlest machine in the world — the human hand...
Page 126 - Allbutt (TC) — ON THE USE OF THE OPHTHALMOSCOPE in Diseases of the Nervous System and of the Kidneys ; also in certain other General Disorders. By THOMAS CLIFFORD ALLBUTT, MA, MD Cantab., Physician to the Leeds General Infirmary, Lecturer on Practical Medicine, &c.
Page 11 - Hippocratic period for us is that, in practice as in honor, medicine and surgery were then one; the Greek physician had no more scruple in using his hands in the service of his brains than had Pheidias or Archimedes ; and it was by this cooperation in the fifth century that the advance was achieved which in our eyes is marvelous.
Page 35 - he exclaims, ' why this abandoning of operations by physicians to lay persons, disdaining surgery, as I perceive, because they do not know how to operate ... an abuse which has reached such a point that the vulgar begin to think...
Page 11 - As we pursue the history of medicine in later times we shall see the error, the blindness, and the vanity of physicians who neglected and despised a noble handicraft. The clear eyes of the ancient Greeks perceived that an art is not liberal or illiberal by its manipulations, but by its ends.
Page 68 - European expansion at the end of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the sixteenth.
Page 125 - Organs and of the Circulatory System. Vol. VI. Diseases of the Circulatory System (continued), Diseases of Muscles, Diseases of Nervous System. Vol. VII. Diseases of the Nervous System (continued).
Page 30 - Anglicus, a description evidently at first hand, and in many respects very accurate. " for it is not necessary, as Roger and Roland have written, as many of their disciples teach, and as all modern surgeons profess, that pus should be generated in wounds. No error can be greater than this. Such a practice is indeed to hinder nature, to prolong the disease, and to prevent the conglutination and consolidation of the wound.
Page 57 - he opened the bodies of the dead as deliberately and clearsightedly as any pathologist in the spacious times of Baillie, Bright, and Addison," and Malgaigne has described his book as "the only work on pathology which owes nothing to any one.
Page 39 - If you have operated conscientiously on the rich for a proper fee, and on the poor for charity, you need not play the monk, nor make pilgrimages for your soul.

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