Discourses Delivered by Appointment, Before the Cincinnati Medical Library Association, January 9th and 10th, 1852 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Discourses Delivered by Appointment, Before the Cincinnati Medical Library Association, January 9th and 10th, 1852 When I accepted the invitation Of our en terprising executive committee to deliver a public discourse on the Opening of our Reading Rooms, I thought of nothing more than a brief inquiry into the origin, progress and inﬂuence of the periodical literature of our profession. But in comparing its present expansion and power, with what they were at the beginning Of this century, the aspects of the little village and its infant profession, rose SO vividly before me that I could neither banish nor keep from look ing at them; for even when I shut my mind's eye upon them, like ocular Spectra they were still ﬂoating before me. Obscuring or destroy ing every present Object, they involved me in an intellectual mirage, as bewildering as the Opti cal which meets the traveler, on his journey over our great plains to the Rocky Mountains. To employ another illustration, 1 was in the condition of a geologist examining a cabinet, in which the organic remains of ancient and modern seas, are arranged according to some. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 09 Dec 2017
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