The Eclectic Journal of Medicine, Vol. 1

The Eclectic Journal of Medicine, Vol. 1 : From November, 1836, to October, 1837, Inclusive (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Eclectic Journal of Medicine, Vol. 1: From November, 1836, to October, 1837, Inclusive Alexander trallianus, called a follower of Galen, has left a reputation behind him, for accurate description of disease, and philosophical attention to all the modifying circumstances of age, climate, sex, and constitution, which place him in advance of his master as a valuable contributor to the science of medicine. His extended fame' never lessened his great modesty nor the extreme amiableness of his disposition. In him were combined learning, industry, experience, refined perception, accurate judgment, and high moral feeling. At this day we must prize his admirable oh servations on the moral treatment of melancholy madness, which he enriched with some very interesting cases. On the subject of blood-letting, he differed from all the other physicians of the day, by contending that the numerous communications of the sanguiferous system rendered it of no moment, in the generality of cases, in what part of the body a vein was opened. He has pointed out with great accuracy the distinction between the symptoms of pleurisy and inflammation Of the liver the seat, varieties, and management of dysentery, - and the regimen most proper to be adhered to in each of almost all the diseases of which he has given a description. In a separate treatise on intestinal worms, which be divided into ascarides, lumbrici, and taeniae, he has pointed out with admirable accuracy the distinguishing sympa toms of each, together with the methods of cure, which are little different from those: at present commonly had recourse to. 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 603g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243045042
  • 9780243045044