Excerpt from The Practice of Physick, Reduc'd to the Ancient Way of Observations Containing a Just Parallel Between the Wisdom and Experience of the Ancients, and the Hypothesis's of Modern Physicians: Intermix'd With Many Practical Remarks Upon Most Distempers; Together With Several New and Curious Dissertations; Particularly of the Tarantula, and the Nature of Its Poison
Interviews, but openly and in Books expos'a to publick View. 80 great is the Confea quence of this their Indifcretion, and f0 heavy isthe Detriment that accrues from thence, borh to Phyfick itfelﬂ and the Pro feffors of it, that this Prince of Sciences, which was always ef'teem'd by Ferfons of the highefi Dignity, and Rul'd even' Kings themfelves with a fovereign Sway, is now defpis'd in many Places, and forced to yield aprecedency to the meanef't and even the mofl: pernicious Arts.
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