History of Medicine; From Its Origin to the Nineteenth Century, with an Appendix, Containing a Philosophical and Historical Review of Medicine to the Present Time

History of Medicine; From Its Origin to the Nineteenth Century, with an Appendix, Containing a Philosophical and Historical Review of Medicine to the Present Time

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...discuss publicly, all questions. Two years after he received the doctor's hat. He practiced medicine in various places till the age of thirty-three years, when he was named professor of mathematics at Milan. He kept this place only two years, after which he traveled in Germany, France, and England, and returned to Italy. He was imprisoned six months at Bologna, for debt, and went at last to Rome, where he obtained a pension from the Pope, and where he died, in the year I576. The following is the opinion of M. Dezeimeris respecting him: "His immense acquirements, extraordinary sagacity, great liberty in thought, his style, in general manly and elevated, would have placed him at the head of the most celebrated writers of the sixteenth century, if he had not united to so many qualities a taste for paradoxes and the marvelous--an infantile credulity and superstition hardly conceivable, an insuppitable vanity, and endless boasting." Leibnitz, a good critic in regard to talents and merit, judges him still more advantageously; he q Dictionaire Hist. Med., aythc word Cardan. says, "Notwithstanding his faults, Cardan was a great man, and without his defects would have been incomparable." He wrote a great number of works on philosophy, mathematics, and Medicine.0 Sometimes he admits without any criticism the most absurd stories, visions, dreams, soreeries of all sorts, and explains them by the theories of the Cabal. Again, he affirms that he had never devoted himself to the cabalistic art; he blames those who practiced them, and jeers at those who have faith in them; he ridicules those persons who believe in apparitions, charms, and prodigies. The following principles on Chiromancy are extracted from one of his works: "The...show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503708
  • 9781236503701