The British Homoeopathic Review, Volume 1

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Page 56 - An act to incorporate medical societies for the purpose of regulating the practice of physic and surgery in this state...
Page 518 - OUR life is twofold : Sleep hath its own world, A boundary between the things misnamed Death and existence ! Sleep hath its own world, And a wide realm of wild reality, And dreams in their development have breath, And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy ; They leave a weight upon our waking thoughts, They take a weight from off our waking i * >
Page 465 - ... 16. To teach teachers to teach the rising generation of medical men, that it is infinitely more practical to be master of the elements of medical science, and to know diseases thoroughly, than to know by rote a farrago of receipts, or to be aware that certain doctors, of old or of recent times, have said that certain medicines are good for certain diseases. " 17. Also to teach students that no systematic or theoretical classification of diseases, or of therapeutic agents ever yet promulgated,...
Page 492 - Hamlet. Do you see yonder cloud, that's almost in the shape of a camel ? Polonius. By the mass, and 'tis like a camel indeed. Hamlet. Methinks, it is like a weasel. Polonius. It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet. Or, like a whale ? Polonius. Very like a whale.
Page 461 - that in a large proportion of the cases treated by allopathic physicians, the disease is cured by nature, and not by them ; secondly, that in a lesser, but still not a small proportion the disease is cured by nature, in spite of them ; in other words, their interference opposing, instead of assisting the cure...
Page 522 - I counted the perspiratory pores on the palm of the hand, and found 3,528 in a square inch. Now, each of these pores being the aperture of a little tube of about a quarter of an inch long, it follows that in a square inch of skin on the palm of the hand, there exists a length of tube equal to 882 inches, or 73 feet.
Page 464 - The system of giving and also of taking drugs capable of producing some obvious effect — on the sensations, at least, if not on the functions — has become so inveterate in this country, that even our . placebos have, in the hands of our modern doctors, lost their original quality of harmlessness, and often please their very patients more by being made unpleasant ! " 12. To make every effort, not merely to destroy the prevalent system of giving a vast quantity and variety of unnecessary and useless...
Page 522 - To obtain an estimate of the length of tube of the perspiratory system of the whole surface of the body, I think that 2800 might be taken as a fair average of the number of pores in the square inch ; and 700, consequently, of the number of inches in length. Now, the number of square inches of surface in a man of ordinary height and bulk is 2500 ; the number of pores, therefore, 7,000,000, and the number of inches of perspiratory tube 1,750,000, that is, 145,833 feet, or 48,000 yards, or nearly 28...
Page 522 - Surely such an amount of drainage as 73 feet in every square inch of skin, assuming this to be the average for the whole body, is something wonderful ; and the thought naturally intrudes itself, — What if this drainage were obstructed ? Could we need a stronger argument for enforcing the necessity of attention to the skin...
Page 464 - To encourage the administration of simple, feeble, or altogether powerless, nonperturbing medicines, in all cases in which drugs are prescribed pro forma, for the satisfaction of the patient's mind, and not with the view of producing any direct remedial effect.

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