London Medical Gazette; Or, Journal of Practical Medicine Volume 2

London Medical Gazette; Or, Journal of Practical Medicine Volume 2

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...on the parts of generation are followed by secondary symptoms; and the whole debate resolves itself so far into this--is each particular ulcer the fruit of a particular poison, or are these varieties the result of one only? There is one point in which I perfectly agree with Mr. Carmichael, I mean in condemning the terms syphiloidial, or false pox, or any other epithet by which diseases, either produced by mercury in a bad habit of body, or those in which the symptoms, either local or general, do not continue their progress according to our preconceived notions, are distinguished; but my views in so doing are different from those of Mr. Carmichael, my object being still farther to narrow the vocabulary he has employed, by acknowledging only one venereal disease; and I cannot see upon what grounds, or with what justice, he supposes that such terms are necessary to be used by those who admit of only one venereal poison j it is clear to me that such a belief is directly opposed to any such compromising epithets. Mr. Carmichael's opinions rest upon the twofold foundation of facts and arguments; and the first observation which I shall make refers to that defence of his doctrine which he derives from the unchanged and unchangeable properties of other eruptive diseases. These analogies I might perhaps be permitted to overlook, since it still remains to be proved that they are applicable to other forms of disease, and there is no just reason to be given why, because the small pox and cow-pock proceed always in one course, that therefore the venereal disease must do so likewise; but I will pasd by this objection, and ask if it be really true that this exact uniformity is maintained in the instances thus adduced. Now, with regard to the cow-pock, any...show more

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  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,057g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538935
  • 9781236538932