Home Made Treatment

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W.F. Towns, 1879 - 46 pages
 

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Page 28 - ... or candid reader of his writings, can hesitate for a moment to admit, that he was a very extraordinary man, — one whose name will descend to posterity as the exclusive excogitator and founder of an original system of medicine, as ingenious as many that preceded it, and...
Page 28 - I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, — and all the worse for the fishes.
Page 30 - Behold also the ships, which, though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
Page 35 - People built slighter and slighter every day, until it was feared that the very science of architecture would in no long time be lost to the world.
Page 23 - Pagan has been dead many a day ; and as for the other, though he be yet alive, he is, by reason of age, and also of the many shrewd brushes that he met with in his younger days, grown so crazy and stiff in his joints, that he can now do little more than sit in his cave's mouth, grinning at pilgrims as they go by, end biting his nails because he cannot come at them.
Page 28 - No candid observer of his actions, or candid reader of his writings, can hesitate for a~ 'moment' to admit that he was a very extraordinary man, one whose name will descend to posterity as the exclusive excogitator and founder of an original system of medicine, as ingenious as many that preceded it, and destined, probably, to be the remote, if not .the immediate cause of more important fundamental changes in the practice of the healing art than have resulted from any promulgated since the days of...
Page 41 - That there may therefore be no misapprehension about the cases I saw in your hospital, I will add, that all I saw were true cases of cholera, in the various stages of the disease, and that I saw several cases which did well under your treatment, which I have no hesitation in saying would have sunk under any other.
Page 41 - You are aware that I went to your hospital prepossessed against the homoeopathic system ; that you had in me, in your camp, an enemy rather than a friend, and that I must therefore have seen some cogent reason there, the first day I went, to come away so...
Page 24 - you are not of an age and size rightly to decide such matters. Your facts and arguments may be unanswerable; but they should have no weight with any respectable ass — no respectable and learned ass should ever adopt the new method, until some other ass, still more respectable and more learned, shall have previously adopted it.
Page 32 - Had it been customary with the older surgeons to extract splinters ftom the fingers by pounding them with a hammer, and some one had ultimately hit upon the expedient of doing it with a needle, should we not have heard a great outcry against the innovation ? Says the old orthodox surgeon, "This small-dose system has no efficiency. I have been pounding here for two hours ; and the splinter has barely starttd.

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