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Page 109 - Every year thousands undergo this operation; and the French ambassador says, pleasantly, that they take the small-pox here by way of diversion, as they take the waters in other countries.
Page 109 - The smallpox, so fatal and so general amongst us, is here entirely harmless by the invention of ingrafting, which is the term they give it. There is a set of old women who make it their business to perform the operation every autumn, in the month of September, when the great heat is abated. People send to one another to know if any of their family has a mind to have the smallpox ; they make parties for this purpose, and when they are met (commonly fifteen or sixteen together), the old woman comes...
Page 140 - A SYSTEM of SURGERY, Theoretical and Practical. In Treatises by Various Authors.
Page 250 - Were a star quenched on high, For ages would its light, Still travelling downward from the sky, Shine on our mortal sight. So when a great man dies, For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men.
Page 527 - O Lord ! if Thou canst bless under the Gospel what Thou didst curse under the law, bless this pig.
Page 427 - The Change of Life In Health and Disease : a Clinical Treatise on the Diseases of the Nervous System incidental to Women at the Decline of Life.
Page 83 - A MANUAL OF ORGANIC MATERIA MEDICA. Being a Guide to Materia Medica of the Vegetable and Animal Kingdoms. For the use of Students, Druggists, Pharmacists and Physicians.
Page 121 - The most striking of all evidence is, perhaps, that derived from the small-pox hospitals themselves. Here the protective influence of vaccination is seen and proved in a manner beyond all cavil. At Highgate, during an experience of forty years, no nurse or servant having been re-vaccinated has ever contracted the disease ; and evidence of the same character I can myself bring forward, for during the whole time that I have had charge of the fever hospital more than a thousand cases of...
Page 122 - ... rather with the prevention of maladies than with their cure; when governments shall be induced to consider the preservation of a nation's health an object as important as the promotion of its commerce or the maintenance of its conquests, we may hope then to see the approach of those times when...