Hospital Progress Volume 2, Nos. 1-6

Hospital Progress Volume 2, Nos. 1-6

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...well-established traditions, these deve'lopments came in ancient Ireland and with them an evolution of ethics which might very well have been expected from the character of the people. High Rank of the "Liaig." Physicians were held in high esteem, constituted an especially honorable class; usually belonged to privileged families who devoted their lives from early years to their profession, and in return for their privileges were regulated by some very stringent laws. The Liaig, that is the physician in old Irish, --the word being derived from the same root exactly as the old English word "leech,"--ranked with the Ollaves or the highest order apart from the king and nobility. Camden says in describing the Irish nobles: "They have also their historians, physicians, bards, poets, each of which have lands assigned to them, and' each of these professions in every territory form distinct families, as the Brehons of one lineage and name, the historians of another, and so of the rest, who each bring up their children in their respective arts." With this development of professions it would be readily expected that professional life would be ruled on a high plane of ethics, and yet it might well be thought that in spite of this enumeration of professional classes there could have been two thousand years ago and more, very little development of such practical knowledge of medicine and surgery as would make the professional ethics of that time have any significance for ours. In this once more all that is necessary to overcome the prejudice in the matter is to know something about the details of the medical life of the people. Ireland is one of the nations among whom hospitals and the proper care for the...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919629
  • 9781236919625