A Equanimitas; With Other Addresses to Medical Students, Nurses and Practitioners of Medicine

A Equanimitas; With Other Addresses to Medical Students, Nurses and Practitioners of Medicine

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... of Greek thought--Linacre, Harvey and Sydenham, those ancient founts of inspiration and models for all time in Literature, Science and Practice. XI AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS For some we loved, the loveliest and the best That from his Vintage rolling Time has prest, Have drunk their Cup a Bound or two before, And one by on crept silently to rest. Omab Khayyam. XI AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS FROM two points of view alone have we a wide and satisfactory view of life--one, as, amid the glorious tints of the early morn, ere the dew of youth has been brushed off, we stand at the foot of the hill, eager for the journey; the other, wider, perhaps less satisfactory, as we gaze from the summit, at the lengthening shadows cast by the setting sun. From no point in the ascent have we the same broad outlook, for the steep and broken pathway affords few halting places with an unobscured viewj You remember in the ascent of the Mountain of Purgatory, Dante, after a difficult climb, reached a high terrace encircling the hill, and sitting down turned to the East, remarking to his conductor--" all men are delighted to look back." So on this occasion, from the terrace of a quarter of a century, I am delighted to look back, and to be able to tell you of the prospect. Twenty-five years ago this Faculty, with some hardihood, selected a young and untried man to deliver the lectures on the Institutes of Medicine. With characteristic generosity the men who had claims on the position in virtue of service in the school, recognizing that the times were changing, stepped aside in favour of one who had had the advantage of post-graduate training in the subjects to be taught. The experiment of the Faculty, supplemented on my part by enthusiasm, constitutional energy, and a...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671880
  • 9781236671882