Excerpt from The New York Medical Journal, 1873, Vol. 17
In the following statement he reduces his Opinions to an axiom which may well be preserved: Whoever has acquired just and general ideas of the nature of a disease will seldom be at a loss how to apply them on particular occasions; and, to him who wants those ideas, no rules or directions will be of much consequence.
He concludes his introductory as follows:, As to those gentlemen who will neither read nor reason, but practise at a venture, and sport with the lives and limbs of their fellow-crea tures, I can only, with Dr. Huxham, advise them seriously to peruse the sixth commandment, which is, Thou shall not kill.'
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