The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Volume 18

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J.B. Lippincott, Company, 1836

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Page 112 - It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below:" so always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride.
Page 8 - THERE is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation, what he finds good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.
Page 112 - The first creature of God, in the works of the days, was the light of the sense; the last was the light of reason; and his sabbath work ever since is the illumination of his Spirit.
Page 416 - To such a person it is a continual puzzle why he does not get well. He consults an infinite number of medical men ; and it is remarkable that he gets no comfort or satisfaction from those who understand his disease the best, and the greatest comfort and satisfaction from those who understand nothing about it. Those, who know what it is, out of kindness do not tell him the truth, and they cannot asseverate a falsehood stoutly enough to carry any weight with it ; whereas those who know nothing about...
Page 393 - Murderer, with his knife behind, In dread succession agonize her mind. O'er her fair limbs convulsive tremors fleet, Start in her hands, and struggle in her feet; In vain to scream with quivering lips she tries, And strains in...
Page 94 - G—d !"—for that the work, the title of which we have placed at the head of this...
Page 118 - Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake : Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. All. Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. 3 Witch. Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf : Witches...
Page 516 - Burmese musical instrument, consisting of twenty-three flattish pieces of wood, from ten to fifteen inches in length, and about an inch and a half in width : these bars are strung together so as to yield dull and subdued musical notes when struck with a cork hammer ; and their sizes are so adjusted as to furnish tones forming about three octaves in the diatonic scale.
Page 210 - ... according to the state of the weather as to heat, dryness, &c. 16th. That dothenenterite, or enlargement of the mucous follicles of the smaller intestines, and enlargement and ulceration of the aggregated glands of the lower third of the ilium, occurs in combination with contagious typhus, and is to be met with in about one in six of those who die from typhus, but that it also exists as a disease per se...
Page 193 - The experiment with the bladder was applied to explain the occasional presence and absence of " bruit de soufflet" in aneurisms, the sound being present in an aneurism when, from any circumstance connected with it, its parietes can become at all flaccid in the intervals of the heart's contractions, — not being heard if the parietes remain tensely applied to their contained fluid. Dr. Corrigan has in some experiments substituted a gum-elastic tube for the portion of gut.

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