Louisville Medical Lectures from the Durrett Collection

Louisville Medical Lectures from the Durrett Collection

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...has retarded the creation of such a system. Viewed under Shis aspect, Morbid Anatomy assumes an importance uneqtiaireu by that of any other branch of the profession, except healthy anatomy, Which by common consent is the ehmentutn sine qua non of medical science; for it hot only constitutes the lowest stratum of the basis, hut likewise blends itself with all the materials of which the superstructure is composed. As the fundamental branch, healthy Anatomy must be your first study; but it is not necessary that your knowledge of it should be iery great, before you commence the Study of morbid anatomy; For you will find that every post mortem inspection, will enlarge your acquaintance with the normal state of the organs, although its object is to trace out the abnormal. You will realize even more than this. The memory of mere natural structure fades away more rapidly than any other memory of the medical mind. Physiology, to some extent, contributes to the permanence of our anatomical knowledge, for when function and its laws are associated witft organization, the anatomical descriptions abide with us much longer; but, it is not till we see the organs in desolation, and compare their ruins with the fair forms and delicate textures, which they displayed in the tray's of their prosperity, that the latter becomes indelibly impressed. This contrast is, indsed, the mordant which fixes both in the mind, and enables it to send forth deep and brilliant dyes of elegant scholarship. Every pathological dissection is, then, a precious stuty of general and special anatomy, and the youngest member of the class, who seeks only to advance himself in the knowledge of structure, not less than the oldest who labors on the web of pathology, should give a willing and...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541995
  • 9781236541994