London Medical Practice; Its Sins and Shortcomings, by a Physician [S. Dickson].

London Medical Practice; Its Sins and Shortcomings, by a Physician [S. Dickson].

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...his youth, into conformity with the requirements of an epoch in which physiology has made greater strides than in all previous periods combined!" And now comes the question, who assisted the professor of King's College here? Who took the other "leading parts "in this juggle? We have mentioned the names of Sir Benjamin Brodie and Sir Henry Holland; the first is Serjeant Surgeon to the Queen; the second is Her Majesty's Physician in Ordinary. Without very good evidence, it would not be easy to convince most people that men so highly placed, could be implicated in a plot so disgraceful. But stranger things have happened ere this. Some fifty years ago, Sir Everard Home was what Sir Benjamin Brodie is now, Serjeant Surgeon to the occupant of the British Throne. This office he obtained through the influence of John Hunter, his connexion by marriage. On the death of Hunter, Sir Everard Home came into possession of the manuscripts of his distinguished brother-in-law. The bad use he made of Hunter's papers is matter of history. Having carefully gutted them of all that appeared valuable, he published in successive volumes of the Philosophical Transactions, the matters thus purloined, as his own contributions to Comparative Anatomy. To conceal his fraud, Sir Everard Home burnt the Hunterian manuscripts! Reader, it was at the feet of this Gamaliel Sir B. Brodie was brought up. Sir B. Brodie, for years, assisted Sir E. Home in his practice; and it was through the good offices of Sir E. Home he first attained a position as a London surgeon. How Sir B. Brodie managed to keep that position, is a question that does not concern us. He did not then, at all events, interfere with the orthodox practice. The question we have to deal with now is, how far...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625714
  • 9781236625717