Curiosities of Medical Experience

Curiosities of Medical Experience

by J. G. Millingen
     
 

The rapid sale of the first edition of this work has induced the publisher to reprint it with considerable additions in a less expensive, and more concise form--and the author embraces this opportunity, gratefully to acknowledge the liberality with which it has been received, and the indulgence shown to its many imperfections. At the same time he cannot but regret,…  See more details below

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The rapid sale of the first edition of this work has induced the publisher to reprint it with considerable additions in a less expensive, and more concise form--and the author embraces this opportunity, gratefully to acknowledge the liberality with which it has been received, and the indulgence shown to its many imperfections. At the same time he cannot but regret, that in some quarters it has been surmised that he yielded credence to the many strange relations which he has recorded from various medical works, but which he merely narrated, to show the fallacy even of experience, and the many dangers that may arise from the most ingenious theories and doctrines, in the very ratio of their apparent plausibility.
Although these sketches were not intended for the profession, yet they may prove of some utility to the pupil who commences the arduous study of medicine. They may convince him, that great names, however justly respected and renowned, do not constitute a sufficient basis, on which to rest a satisfactory and conclusive judgment; and, as Locke has justly observed, that "reverence or prejudice must not be suffered to give beauty or deformity to any of their opinions."

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ISBN-13:
2940016171579
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
765 KB

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