The Comparative Merits of Alloeopathy, the Old Medical Practice: And Homoeopathy, the Reformed Medical Practice; Practically Illustrated

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Campbell, 1846 - 287 páginas
 

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Página 35 - And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have ; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
Página 32 - I hold every man a debtor to his profession ; from the which, as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.
Página 27 - The received method in medicine, of treating diseases by opposite remedies — that is to say, by medicines which are opposed to the effects they produce (contraria contrariis), — is completely false and absurd. I am convinced, on the contrary, that diseases are subdued by agents which produce a similar affection, (similia similibus) : — burns, by the heat of a fire to which the parts are exposed ; the frost-bite, by snow or icy cold water ; and inflammation and contusions, by spirituous applications.
Página 15 - ... result is obtained, and it appears impossible for any fact to be supported by more decisive testimony. Yet in the space of a few short years the boasted remedy has lost its virtue, the disease no longer yields to its power, while its place is supplied by some new remedy, which, like its predecessors, runs through the same career of expectation, success, and disappointment.
Página 15 - ... contemporaries, bore down all opposition, and we flattered ourselves that we had at length subdued the formidable monster. But we were doomed to experience the ordinary process of disappointment; the practice, as usual, was found inefficient or injurious, and it was, after a short time, supplanted by the use of the lancet. But this practice was even more short-lived than...
Página 36 - Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistering foil Set off to the world, nor in broad rumour lies, But lives and spreads aloft by those pure eyes And perfect witness of all-judging Jove; As he pronounces lastly on each deed, Of so much fame in heaven expect thy meed.
Página 211 - ... which has yet been made in the study of the cure of disease. But a century may tell a different tale; much has been done, but much more remains to be done. In like manner, as Morgagni, the father of pathological anatomy, has been far outstripped by Andral, Louis...
Página 63 - ... by which they are enabled to fulfil their various destinies, it will be hardly figurative to say that the objects of inquiry are infinite and inexhaustible. In this, as in most other subjects, the quantity of solid instruction is an inconsiderable fraction of the accumulated mass. A few grains of wheat are buried and lost amid heaps of chaff. For a few well-observed facts, rational deductions, and cautious generalisations, we have whole clouds of systems and doctrines, of speculations and fancies,...
Página 248 - And, sure, he is an honourable man. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once, not without cause; What cause withholds you then to mourn for him ? O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason!
Página 173 - ... intermitting pulse, occasional vomiting, a pale contracted countenance, a sense of coldness ; but the tongue is seldom furred, nor are the vital or natural functions much disordered.

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