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Page 20 - Thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovran vital lamp; but thou Revisit'st not these eyes, that roll in vain To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn ; So thick a drop serene hath quenched their orbs, Or dim suffusion veiled.
Page 323 - 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 325 - In the first stage, accordingly, the patient must get as often as possible (at least every five minutes) a drop of Spirit of Camphor (made with one ounce of Camphor to twelve of Alcohol} on a lump of sugar or in a spoonful of water.
Page 41 - How greatly do their bodies differ from ours! A pig can swallow a large quantity of nux vomica without injury, and yet men have been killed with fifteen grains. A dog bore an ounce of the fresh leaves, flowers, and seeds of monkshood ; what man would not have died of such a dose? Horses eat it, when dried, without injury. Yew leaves, though so fatal to man, fatten some of our domestic animals. And how can we draw conclusions relative to the action of medicines on man, from their effects on the lower...
Page 70 - As ye would that men should do unto you, do ye also to them likewise.
Page 297 - AT a meeting of the British Homoeopathic Society, held March 2nd, 1882, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted : " 1. That, in view of the considerations as to the state of our Materia Medica, lately adduced by Drs. Yeldham and Black in this country, and Dr. JP Dake in America, the British Homoeopathic Society feels that the time has come for its reconstruction, and is prepared to undertake the task. " 2. That, for this purpose, a Committee of seven of its members, including the President...
Page 298 - If a work on Materia Medica can reveal the precise qualities of medicines it must be one from which all mere assumption and empty speculation about the reputed qualities of drugs are excluded, and which only records what medicines express concerning their true mode of action in the symptoms they produce in the human body.
Page 38 - ... he yet shows that some of these difficulties will be found, on careful examination, to be more apparent than real, and that " experiments on animals, under conditions selected and varied at the will of the experimenter, are alone capable of furnishing precise data for sound inductions as to the functions of the brain and its various parts...
Page 32 - ... carbonic acid gas, so deleterious in the lungs, is innocent, nay salutary, in the stomach, I made myself and others subjects of experiments with the poison of the rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) ; and I extended the experiments further on myself than on the others. This animal substance is the true Samson of the materia medica, and I anticipate the time when rattlesnakes will be reared for medicinal purposes as the poppy and the palma christi are now. I mixed...
Page 319 - Upon comparing the report made of the treatment of cholera in this hospital, with that of the same epidemic in the other hospitals in Vienna at a similar time, it appeared that, while two-thirds of those treated by Dr. Fleischmann recovered, two-thirds of those treated by the ordinary methods in the other hospitals died.

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