The History of the Works of the Learned Volume 1737, No. 1

The History of the Works of the Learned Volume 1737, No. 1

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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. 1737 edition. Excerpt: ...which will hardly afford an EngIzsh Tasle a great deal of Entertainment. We have after this a Colleftion of short Stories, containing Examples of moral Virtue, which I think merit no great Attention; but a Dialogue that ensues may be read with Pleasure, as it informs us of the Notions of some of the modern Chinefl-Philosophers, concerning the Origin of the World, and other Points of physical Speculation. The Life of Confncias, with the Summary of his Writings that succeeds, will hereafter make a disiinft Article, (which I shall chuse, if I can procure it, to copy from the original French) and so shall make no Extrafit of it in this, which I will conclude with a word or two of the Skill of this wonderful People in the Art of Medicine. This, our Author says, has not been neglefited by them; but for want of Skill in natural Philosophy and Anatomy, they have not made the same Progress in it as the Physicians of Europe. The Chineslz assign two natural Principles of Life, Vital H2-at and Radical Moisture, of which the Spirits and the Blood are the Vehicles; These Principles they suppose are lodged in all the Members and Intestines of the Body.. 2 s As for their Division of the Body, and all their System relating to it, it is not worthy of a Rccital; but notwithstanding the Meanness and Imperfection thereof, they are perhaps no way inferior to us, who excel them so vastly with respect to the Rationale, in the Art of Healing. Every one'knows how highly their Judgment of Diseases by the Pulse-has been celebrated: if all we are told of it here be true, it is really surprizing. They pretend to know thereby the Cause of Disorders, and in what Part of the Body they reside. When they are called to a sick Person, they lay his Arm upon a Pillow, then place their...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651073
  • 9781236651075