Every Saturday Volume 6

Every Saturday Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...anatomy, and chemistry will inevitably be forgotten by students who only take up these subjects on their way to medicine; but in most cases, the leading principles, the most important generalizations in each science will remain in the mind as a permanent possession of great value. To be made capable, for instance, of keenly enjoying such a book as Grove's " Correlation of the Physical Forces " is no trifling or temporary advantage. It is a gain for life. Advancing to the study of medicine proper, i. e. medicine at the bedside, the student is first taught to observe accurately, to acquire the habit of intellectual patience, the habits of order and of diligence. He is compelled to reason as well as to observe, to apply as well as to collect facts; and he gets this discipline while studying a profession which is eminently worth studying, --one which justifies what EVERY SATURDAY. ever of diligent labor is bestowed upon it. The more Important advantages to be derived from the practice of medicine include all those first gained by the student. The physician is still a learner; the practice of his profession is still its study; if he would advance, he must never lose the reverence for truth, the habits of diligence and order, acquired as a student. But other and more valuable discipline comes to him who is prepared to receive it. The physician is brought into close and friendly contact with all classes of his fellow-creatures; he is peculiarly able to enter into many of the special difficulties, temptations, and burdens of each; he knows far more than most men do of the mass of suffering beings in a city like this; "of the ignorance, recklessness, and self-indulgence too often found side by side with the most terrible poverty, each...show more

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  • Paperback | 936 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 47mm | 1,637g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544285
  • 9781236544285