Medical Archives Volume 6-7

Medical Archives Volume 6-7

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...may experience a peculiar sensation at the roots of their hair, while others are scarcely affected at all_In the same way an electric shock communicated to a number of individuals at the same moment fails to afiect all to a like degree It may cause one person to manifest signs of pain and fright, while another remains almost indiiferent to it. A similar varia tion in results is observed on the administration of many drugsThis want of precision can only be supplied by our ascertaining l10Vf' physiological phenomena can be so regulated that in any tW individuals they can be made identical; or by ascertaining what is' the precise diiference between the physiological states of any two individuals. Until we accomplish this, physiology, and of course medicine, cannot be precise. Every day throws new light on the manner in which our difficulties in this path may be diminished. To overcome them is what we are all striving after. As yet we can have no conception of the greatness of future achievements in this direction. I might give you various reasons why I fear that these achievements will never be complete; but that gloomy side of the picture we will pass by, lest it make a dangerously deep impression on our minds. Regarding, then, the fickleness of physiological events, let us beware of drawing conclusions from scanty data, lest we thereby deepen the darkness which we seek to lighten. The physiological exploration that lies before us is mostly of a diflicult character; most of the easy things have been done. You need not hope to discover many things by accident. Your best discoveries will, in all probability, be those which are made in the pursuit of some line of research entered upon after much careful and piercing thought. more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695288X
  • 9781236952882