Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and Daughters : Practical Studies for the Conservation of the Health of Girls (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Mothers and Daughters: Practical Studies for the Conservation of the Health of Girls Here was a time when medicine, or what was supposed to be the medical art, was the property Of necromancers, or of high-priests who consulted the oracles. A tithe was paid for the oracle; the larger the tithe the more favorable the answer: and the wise men of those days anathematized all philosophers dar ing to get a peep at the works of nature. We have the same wise men now, only not so bold, as human intelligence has risen above ignorance and superstition. Yet we have them; and they hold that medicine is their province, and that attempts made to induce the people to seek information in its realms are flagrant violations Of their inherited and sacred rights. But with the development of human intellect came a desire of independence which even these high-priests could not restrain. Thousands of learned physicians severed the chains of professional slavery to teach the people that the mystical philosophy of the physician is but the study of nature, which even the humblest citizen should have the privilege of enquiring into. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 422g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243079362
  • 9780243079360