The American Medical Monthly Volume 15

The American Medical Monthly Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...and while he could listen like a philosopher to the fanatical confidences of Genet, he opened the lecture-room of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Barclay Street to the first Unitarian sermon ever preached in New York, by the pure-minded Channing, when intolerant bigotry had denied to this then feeble denomination every hall in the city. ms GENERAL HEALTH. During the long-protracted life of Dr. Francis, he enjoyed unusual health and vigor; although he had had yellow fever and small-pox, and during his illness with the former he was comforted by the sight of his cofliu, brought in to facilitate his removal; till, in the year 1823, he had a serious attack of laryngitis. He had been, prior to this first attack, unusually robust; and, naturally sanguineous, this disease assumed a most acute inflammatory type. Educated in the old-school doctrines, he practiced upon himself the views he had taught, and so earnestly defended ever afterwards, and during this illness had taken from his own arm a quantity of blood which has ever since been quoted as the most ultra carrying out of the depletory doctrine to a successful termination. Ou the 17th November, venesection to xl.; evening, xx. 18th Nov., xvj.; evening, fixvj. 19th Nov., Zxvjl; evening, Exvj. 20th Nov., xvj. 22d Nov., fixij. Total, ficlij. Three or four days after, being still in a precarious condition, venesection was again repeated_ Numerous less serious attacks occurred afterwards, and for which he bled himself more than one hundred and fifty times. The first great shock to his system was in consequence of the loss of his eldest son, before alluded to, from which sad dispensation he never fully recovered. His nervous system was again greatly disturbed by...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123693864X
  • 9781236938640