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Page 85 - And, when the second morning shone, We looked upon a world unknown, On nothing we could call our own. Around the glistening wonder bent The blue walls of the firmament, No cloud above, no earth below,— A universe of sky and snow!
Page 432 - Than the soft myrtle : but man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, — Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, — like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As make the angels weep ; who, with our spleens, Would all themselves laugh mortal.
Page 89 - The first and sole duty of the physician is to restore health to the sick.* This is the true art of healing.
Page 479 - ... from the North and from the South, from the East and from the West, all anxious to join as members of one nation for the good of our country.
Page 72 - In the world, of the most valuable Literary and Scientific matter of the day from the pens of the foremost Essayists, Scientists, Critics, Discoverers, and Editors, above-named and many others, representing every department of Knowledge and Progress. The importance...
Page 287 - ... scientific" schemes of creation from one of our Transatlantic contemporaries : — " The New Scriptures, according to Tyndal and others. " 1. Primarily the Unknowable moved upon cosmos and evolved protoplasm. " 2. And protoplasm was inorganic and undifferentiated, containing all things in potential energy ; and a spirit of evolution moved upon the fluid mass. " 3. And the Unknowable said, Let atoms attract ; and their contact begat light, heat, and electricity.
Page 205 - That mercury is probably a true vital antidote against the syphilitic virus and that it is capable of bringing about a real cure. That, in practice, a good many cases are really cured by mercury, the cure being proved by the restoration to good health, and in some cases by renewed susceptibility to contagion. That the probability of cure depends upon the stage of development attained...
Page 136 - It is less costly than sulphate of quinine. Like the sulphate of quinine, the price will fluctuate with the rise and fall of barks, but it will always be less than the lowest market price of that salt.
Page 287 - And animalcula in the water evolved fins, tails, claws, and scales ; and in the air, wings and beaks ; and on the land they sprouted such organs as were necessary as played upon by the environment. " 10. And by accretion and absorption came the radiata and mollusca, and mollusca begat articulata, and articulata begat vertebrata.
Page 621 - What to-day is believed is to-morrow to be cast aside, certainly has been the law of advancement, and seemingly must continue to be so. What has clinical therapeutics established permanently and indisputably? Scarcely anything beyond the primary facts that quinia will arrest an intermittent, that salts will purge, and that opium will quiet pain and lull to sleep.