Pamphlets - Homoeopathic; Vaccination, Compulsory Medicine

Pamphlets - Homoeopathic; Vaccination, Compulsory Medicine

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...be its cause. In the face of this testimony Professor William H. Park, M. D., a bacteriologist of repute in this country, makes the following arbitrary statement: "Diphtheria does not occur without the presence of the diphtheria bacilli, but there have been many cases of diphtheria in which for one reason or another no bacilli were found in the cultures by the examiner. In many of these cases later cultures revealed them." Reference (Handbook of the Medical Sciences. 2d edition. T904. Vol. III., p. 487, Art., Diphtheria.) Professor Park's arbitrary pronouncement that "diphtheria does not occur without the presence of the diphtheria bacilli," considered' in connection with his admission that "there have been many cases of diphtheria in which no bacilli were found in the cultures by the examiner" furnishes an apt illustration of the loose logic employed by the professional bacteriologist. It would be interesting to hear Professor Park explain how he ascertained that "Diphtheria does bacilli." Bacteriologists bend all reasoning to the curves of dogmatic theory. Professor Park writes with an air of one who believes that his dictum should settle a problem beyond all cavil. Modesty is an element which seems to be found in very small quantities in the make-up of the professional bacteriologist. Professor Park's statement that "there are many cases of diphtheria in which no bacilli are found," while "in many of the cases later cultures reveal them," corroborates the contention of those who hold that bacteria are not the cause of disease, but the result thereof. If the disease is established before the bacilli appear, is it not more reasoable to infer that the bacilli if not the result of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598261
  • 9781236598264