International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics Volume 67

International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics Volume 67

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...of a bad cause is a perversion of the truth. An erroneous statement or a hastyand faulty conclusion is common enough among the partisans of both sides of a disputed question, for not to many men is given the gift of building the subtle bridge of conviction froin accurate premises to sound and unassailable deductions. Thus, men who reason badly may argue honestly, and many a mistaken assertion may be prompted by a. profound veracity of motive. Not so, however, when in the compass of a brief plea _we observe a succession of misstatements, of assumptions that will not bear a moment's analysis, of dogmatic assurances which bristle with slovenly inaccuracies, of misrepresentations which stamp their author as a not too dainty partisan and special pleader. Dissenting from the almost unanimous opinion of the medical press of America, the New York Medical News, in an editorial, energetically opposes the bill introduced by Senator Brush into the New York legislature for the purpose of preventing the city board of health's sale of diphtheria antitoxine all over the United States in competition with private enterprise. The News has a full right to the expression of its convictions, but in reading its utterly unsupported statements one can not repress a feeling that it has rendered a sorry service to its friends. It is first alleged by the News that the New York board of health has provided the profession of New York city with " the best diphtheritic serum to be had anywhere in the world." This statement is radically wrong. It has never been true. The board's serum does not surpass and has never surpassed that made in other laboratories. Better serums--more concentrated and stronger in antitoxine--have been placed at more

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  • Paperback | 904 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 45mm | 1,579g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791509
  • 9781236791504