Lives of the Poets. Lives of Eminent Persons. Political Tracts. Philological Tracts. Miscellaneous Tracts. Dedications. Opinions on Questions of Law. Reviews and Criticisms. Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Prayers and

Lives of the Poets. Lives of Eminent Persons. Political Tracts. Philological Tracts. Miscellaneous Tracts. Dedications. Opinions on Questions of Law. Reviews and Criticisms. Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Prayers and

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ... from the most cautious and most industnous student, than that he should dedicate several years to the rudiments of his art, and travel for further instructions from one university to another'! It is likewise a common opinion, that Sydenham was thirty ears old before he fonned his resolution of stu ying physio, for which I can discover no other foundation than one ex ression in his dedication to Dr. Mapletofl, whic seems to have given rise to it by a gross misinterpretation; for he onl observes, that from his conversation with Dr. ox to the publicafion of that treatise thir years had intervened. hatever may have produced this notion, or how long soever it may ave prevailed, it is now proved beyond controversy to be false, since it appears that Sydenham, having been for some time absent from the university, returned to it in order to pursue his physical inquiries before he was twenty-four years old; for in 1648 he was admitted to the degree of bachelor of physic. That such reports should be confidently s read, even among the contem raries of the an or to whom they relate, and o tain in a few years such credit as to require a regular confutation; that it should be im 'ned that the atest h 'sician of the age arriv at so high a egree olpsliill, without any assistance from his predecessors; and that a man eminent for integrity practised medicine by chance, and ew wise only b murder: is not to he considers without astonis ment. But, if it be, on the other part, remembered, how much this 0 inion favours the laziness of some, and the pri e of others; how readily some men confide in natural sagacity, and how willingly most would spare themselves the labour of accurate reading and tedious inquiry; it will be easily discovered how much the...show more

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  • Paperback | 638 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777077
  • 9781236777072