The Medico-chirurgical Review, Volume 37

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S. Highley, 1840 - Medicine

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Page 443 - But what I would chiefly urge is, that for all these horrors their system of religion is mainly answerable, inasmuch as whatever moral lessons their sacred books contain, and they are very few, are shut up from the mass of the people, while the direct tendency of their institutions is to evil. The national temper is decidedly good, gentle and kind ; they are sober, industrious, affectionate to their relations, generally speaking, faithful to their masters, easily attached by kindness and confidence,...
Page 459 - Incurables, and found that in the lowest class of idiots, where the intellectual manifestations were null, the horizontal circumference, taken a little higher than the orbit, varied from eleven to thirteen inches, while the distance from the root of the nose backwards, over the top of the head, to the occipital spine, was only between eight and nine inches ; and he found no exception to this fact.
Page 344 - Which feed men fat as swine: He is a frugal man indeed That on a leaf can dine. He needs no napkin for his hands His fingers' ends to wipe, That keeps his kitchen in a box, And roast meat in a pipe.
Page 184 - The eye: a treatise on the art of preserving this organ in a healthy condition, and of improving the sight; to which is prefixed a view of the anatomy and physiology of the eye with observations on its expression as indicative of the character and emotions of the mind.
Page 225 - VIII) is from one and a half to two and a half inches in length, and from one-fourth to three fourths of an inch in diameter.
Page 211 - ... ounce of rose water, of which a few drops are to be introduced between the lids, three or four times a day. Some surgeons recommend highly a solution of one grain of corrosive sublimate in eight ounces of distilled water as an eye-wash to be frequently applied ; while others prefer a strong opiate collyrium, prepared by dissolving two scruples or a drachm of opium in a pint of tepid water. But none is on the whole so generally useful and so decidedly potent as the solution of the nitrate of silver....
Page 532 - I was dogmatic at twenty, an observer at thirty, an empiric at forty, and now at fifty I no longer have any system:'' — So said Bordeau : and he is quite right : sooner or later in science, as in life, we arrive at that wisdom which almost resembles the effect of disenchantment. But it is not given to all to reach in practice this high point of medical philosophy. An acute sense, much...
Page 583 - ought never to be deterred by the state of the weather from exercise in the open air ; if wet and rainy, a covered vehicle should be employed, with open windows. The cold is never too severe for the consumptive patient in this climate ; the cooler the air which passes into the lungs, the greater will be the benefit the patient will derive.
Page 167 - ... to the concerns of this life. We are no opponents to the diffusion of knowledge ; but we are to that description of information which has only reference to the life that is, and not to that which is to be. Such a system of instruction is of necessity defective, because it is partial in its operation. Teach a man his duty to God, as well as his obligations to his fellow-men; lead him to believe that his life is not his own, that disappointment and misery is the penalty of Adam's transgression,...
Page 444 - Ellis adds, that in the punishment of criminals, in the infliction of tortures, they are barbarously cruel ; that human suffering or human life are but rarely regarded by those in authority, when the infliction of the one, or the destruction of the other, can be made subservient to the acquisition of wealth or power.

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