The University Record Volume 1-2

The University Record Volume 1-2

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...clean and in their right mind, who entered foul and knowing not what they were impelled to do. There cannot be too many of these blessed refuges for the lame, halt and blind, since when well administered they place the sick of whatever class under the most favorable conditions possible for recovery, but no hospital can be well ad: ministered without a large force of competent medical men, nurses and attendants, all of whom should be salaried with amply remunerative incomes. The hospital is not, in any sense, the rival or antagonist of the practitioner. Their lines are parallel, --and far above the mercenary level on which the charlatan reaps his harvest. I che/ish the Utopian hope that the physician of the future may be regarded as something more than a mere medicine-man, that he shall be what his name inipKes, the learned physicist, --master in physics rather than physic, --profound interpreter of nature's laws, and skilled in the means for preventing their violation whether by individuals or by states. The recognition of the importance of preventive medicine and the prominence now given to hygiene at meetings of the national associations, in the local societies and in medical journals; the fact that all but fourteen of the one hundred and forty-eight medical colleges now have chairs of hygiene, when ten years ago it was only taught with more or less thoroughness in fifty-two; the admission of its paramount position among the universal medical sciences by eminent writers and teachers; and the testimony of great operators and practitioners, on the eve of their retirement from half a century or more of work, that the prevention of disease is the crowning object of medical science, all encourage the belief that the day is at hand when the more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497740
  • 9781236497741