Medical Progress Volume 12

Medical Progress Volume 12

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...has been employed by me for the pains of locomotor ataxia, where it exerts a most favorable action very promptly. A feature which is noticeable is, that its action is prompt, rarely more than twenty minutes being consumed before its eflects are appreciable. I might continue to outline clinical reports of the use of this drug, but that would 11012 further carry out my purpose. My object in writing this paper is to call attention to the fact that the use of opium is almost needless, and that inasmuch as we have an agent which gives us the desired results, we would not consult the best interests of our patients in giving opium preparations with that old time freedom which produced so many bad results. I believe this feeling is growing in the ranks of the profession. Its field is becoming more and more defined, and this is a healthy sign of growing progress. It is the highest scientific attainment to know when a certain remedy fits a certain case, and the value of the practitioner to his patient cannot be overestimated when he is armed with this knowledge. ence. He must be rapid in thought and have a good, clear judgment. His knowledge must be well digested and at hand, so that he can call upon the storehouse of his practical knowledge for whatever he needs at any and all times and in every emergency. Though he may be influenced by the suggestions of his co-temporaries he must rely, in the end, solely upon himself, since he alone is responsible. In many ways a teacher is born, not made--that is, he has the teaching diathesis. He sees clearly the important facts of a case, knows how to present them to the medical student, distinctly, succinctly, impressively, for it must ever happen that the teacher who does not know a fact can not teach it to...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786920
  • 9781236786920