|BOOKS ON OLD MEDICAL TREATMENTS AND REMEDIES
HOME PHYSICIAN AND ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICINE The biggy of the late 1800's. Clearly shows the massive inroads in medical science and the treatment of disease.
ALCOHOL AND THE HUMAN BODY In fact alcohol was known to be a poison, and considered quite dangerous. Something modern medicine now agrees with. This was known circa 1907. A very impressive scientific book on the subject.
DISEASES OF THE SKIN is a massive book on skin diseases from 1914. Don't be feint hearted though, it's loaded with photos that I found disturbing.
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FINDING INFORMATION ON THIS 19th century (1800's) home remedies and home medical remedies web site can be done easily.
1... Use the search feature we provide above left to search the 19th century home and medical remedies, conditions and diseases, or you can search our vet site using the search box above right.
2.. For this book - Search this page for the disease or condition you are after using your web browser's search function. 2... Look at the chapter title above the word. 3... Go to the 19th century home and medical remedies chapter via the chapter links. 4... At the bottom of every 19th century home and medical remedies chapter introduction page, you will find the links to the disease and condition pages within that chapter. Unfortunately, many search engines can not deal with more than 100 links to a page and this 19th century home and medical remedies web site has well over 400 pages (links), so it is not viable to run all the links from this one page.
The purpose of this web site on home remedies / home medical treatments is several fold:
These old fashioned, 19th century home remedies and medical treatments, as well as the extremely detailed descriptions of diseases and conditions, may prove helpful to a discerning reader.
To give an example, my wife suffers from many illnesses. Many of her diseases and syndromes are untreatable by modern medicine, but in using this book, for heartburn - gastric reflux in todays terminology - contained a section on the digestability of food. That section for the treatment of that illness, provided us with some dietary information. In using that information, we were able to eliminate some foods that the body finds hard to digest. This helped control the pain Carolyn suffered, though it did not cure the condition.
So the information given in these old fashioned home remedies and medical treatments, can still be very valuable.
A word of caution though, that being old fashioned, means that newer and better remedies and medical treatments may be around, as well as that some of the older remedies and treatments may have been found dangerous in some way. That's why I say that you have to be a discerning reader when you read the information on the home remedies and medical treatments provided here.
Secondly, these old fashioned home remedies and medical treatments from this book, came from a unique period in medical history. It was published at the time when medicine had just changed from quackery to science.
So the remedies and home treatments were ones that doctors and physicians of the day found to be helpful for the most part. An historical turning point in medical history.
Third, this book on the treatment of illness and diagnosis, was written at a time when doctors may NOT have been close to where you were living, so it was designed to be a complete home care physician, which is why it is so detailed in the diagnostic information it provides, as well as the treaments and remedies it prescribes.
Again, this makes it very useful - coming from the beginning so to speak of medical science - it helps to get the reader back to the basics of things. For example, diagnosed with dermatisis? Did you know that all that means is inflammation of the skin! Good gosh, this professional sounding diagnosis means you have red hands!
Fourth, also from the above, this information on home medical treatments and home remedies, helps to demystify some of the medical talk and gives one an understanding of the condition in simple talk, so to speak.
Another interesting facet to this great accumulation of home remedies and home medical treatments, is that the information would often be sold in book form to wealthy and or upper middle class people, such as farmers - my book had been owned by a chemist in 1823 Portland, Victoria, Australia - who would also often buy or own a medicine chest.
A medicine chest was a big fold out chest that contained all the uncommon ingredients that a person might have to find for some of the remedies and treatments listed in the book.
For those who could afford it, it was like having a doctor on call all the time, which is what this great accumulation of home remedies and home medical treatments was all about - being your own doctor.
I have taken certain liberties with the book - to enhance it's readability and adapting it for web use:
The contents sections are now clickable, the links take you to complete topic pages rather to individual pages. Some chapters could have 20 or more pages on one illness and it's treatment. Here, one click gets you to all the information, rather than having to turn through 20 or so pages to get it!
The contents sections with clickable links can be found at the bottom of each chapters main page, starting as "CONTENTS TO" eg Diseases of the intestines
Very minor alteration to text to make it more readable, for example, if the section had the same heading on each page, it was irrelevant to duplicate the section heading 20 or so times when it only needed to appear at the top of the web page.
TABLE OF CONTENTS for the illnesses and diseases covered:
I've included this here in it's entirety, so that you can see what is in each major section. For example, clicking on CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES using the links on the left hand side top of our pages, will take you to the introductory page on CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES, toward the bottom of the page you will then find "CONTENTS OF CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES", which provide the click on links to the individual topics, such as Small-Pox. This is the set up I have followed for all the major headings ( Chapters ).
Remarks: Specific Fevers-Eruptive Fevers.-Small-Pox : Stage of invasion;
Stage of eruption, cause, treatment.-Varioloid-Vaccination - Chicken Pox;
Symptoms, treatment.-Scarlet Fever: cause, symptoms, stage of disquamation.
Scarlatina Maligna or Malignant Scarlet Fever: treatment.-Measles : stage of
disquamation; treatment.-Roseola: Tables exhibiting the difference between Small-Pox,
Scarlet Fever and Measles. - Diphtheria: symptoms, cause, treatment.-Typhoid
Fever: symptoms, cause, treatment.-Typhus Fever : symptoms, treatment.
-Relapsing Fever : cause.-The Malarial Fevers : symptoms, cold stage, hot stage, cause,
treatment.-Pernicious Intermittent Fever : symptoms, cause, treatment.-Remittent
Fever : symptoms.-Yellow Fever : symptoms, treatment.-Cholera : symptoms,
cause, treatment.-Rheumatism-Acute Articular Rheumatism : symptoms, cause,
treatment.-Chronic Rheumatism : treatment.-Muscular Rheumatism : symptoms.-
Gout: symptoms, cause, treatment.-Rheumatic Gout: treatment.-Scurvy : symptoms,
treatment.-Purpura Hemorrhagica,......................................Page 21.
DISEASES OF THE THROAT AND CHEST.
Affections of the Larynx.-Catarrh of the Larynx : symptoms, treatment.-
Tumors of the Larynx : symptoms, treatment.-Affections of the Lungs.-Pleurisy :
symptoms, treatment.-Empyema.-Pneumonia: symptoms.-Bronchitis : symptoms,
treatment.-Chronic Bronchitis : symptoms, treatment.-Emphysema : symptoms,
treatment.-Asthma : symptoms, treatment.-Consumption : symptoms, cause, treat
ment, ...................................................................Page 117.
DISEASES OF THE ORGANS OF CIRCULATION.
DISEASES OF THE HEART.
Perecarditis: symptoms, cause, treatment.-Endocarditis.-Heart Disease:
toms, treatment.-Organic Disease of the Heart: treatment.-Exophthalmic Goitre
Palpitation of the Heart.-Angenia Pectoris.-Aneurism of the Aorla : symptoms...Page 161.
DISEASES OF THE DIGESTIVE ORGANS.
Sore Throat.-Pharyngitis.-Chronic Pharyngitis: treatment.-Quinsy: treat
ment.-Mumps : symptoms, treatment.-Diseases of the Stomach.-Inflammation :
treatment.-Ulcer of the Stomach: symptoms, cause, treatment.-Dyspepsia: treat
ment.-Chronic Indigestion : symptoms, cause, treatment.-Heartburn.-Dilitation
of the Stomach : symptoms, reatment.-Pain in the Stomach.- Gastrodynia:
symptoms, treatment.-Cancer of the Stomach : symptoms, treatment.......Page 179.
DISEASES OF THE INTESTINES.
Diarrhoea: symptoms, treatment.-Dysentery: symptoms, cause, treatment.-
Epidemic Dysentery.-Chronic Dysentery. -Constipation : treatment.-Colic : treat
ment.-Bilious Colic : treatment.-Lead Colic : symptoms, treatment.-Uterine Colic:
treatment.-Passage of Gall Stone : treatment.-Inflammation of the Bowels.-
Peritonitis: symptoms, cause, treatment.-Chronic Peritonitis: symptoms.-
Inflammation of the Bowels: symptoms, treatment.-Intestinal Worms : treatment-Thread
Worms: treatment. - Tape Worms: symptoms, treatment. - Trichinae Spiralis :
treatment.-Guinea Worm.-Filara Sanguinis Hominis.-Dropsy : causes, treatment.
-Dropsy of the Chest.-Dropsy of the Brain : symptoms, treatment.-Chronic
Dropsy of the Brain : treatment.
DISEASES OF THE LIVER.
Acute Inflammation of the Liver: treatment.-Abscess of the Liver: symptoms,
treatment.-Chronic Inflammation of the Liver : symptoms, treatment.-Gin Liver
(Cirrhosis of the Liver): symptoms, cause, treatment.-Hydatit Tumors of the Liver :
symptoms, treatment.-Jaundice: cause, symptoms, treatment.
DISEASES OF THE KIDNEYS.
Inflammation of the Kidneys.-Bright's Disease.-Acute Bright's Disease:
symptoms, treatment.-Chronic Bright's Disease: symptoms, treatment.-Gravel: treat
ment.-Stone in the Bladder: symptoms, treatment.-Sugar in the Urine (Diabetes):
symptoms, cause, treatment.-Diabetes Insipidus: symptoms, cause, treatment.-
Addison's Disease : treatment,.........................................Page 211.
DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Inflammation of the Brain : treatment.-Chronic Meningitis.-Tuberculous
Meningitis.-Spinal Meningitis: symptoms.-Cerebro Spinal Meningitis : symptoms,
treatment.-Apoplexy : symptoms, cause, treatment.-Falling Sickness (Epilepsy) :
symptoms, caus£, treatment.-Catalepsy, St. Vitus' Dance (Chorea).--Acute Chorea :
treatment.-Lock Jaw: symptoms, treatment.-Hydrophobia: treatment.-
Alcoholism: treatment.-Delirium Tremens : symptoms, treatment.-Neuralgia: treatment
-Intercostal Neuralgia.-Sciatica.-Headache: treatment.-Dizziness (Vertigo).-
Locomotor Ataxie : symptoms, cause, treatment.-Wasting Palsy : treatment.-
Paralysis.-Hemiplegia: symptoms.- Paraplegia : symptoms.-Facial Paralysis :
toms-Infantile Paralysis.-General Paralysis of the Insane.-Shaking Palsy.-
Writers' Cramp: treatment of.-Paralysis.-Nervous Exhaustion: treatment.-
Sunstroke: treatment.-Whooping Cough: treatment,.....................Page 289.
DISEASES OF THE SKIN.
Pimples (acne): cause, treatment. - Dandruff: treatment.-Itcw : (Scabbies):
symptoms, treatment.-Salt Rheum (Eczama): cause, treatment.-Dry Tetter (Psorisis):
treatment.-Ringworm: treatment.-Favus: treatment.-Liver Spots : treatment.-
Fever Blister: treatment.-Barbers* Itch (Sycosis): treatment. Baldness : treatment.
-Hair Dyes: numerous receipts for restoring the hair.-Erysipelas : treatment.-
Redness (Erythema): treatment.-Nettle Rash (Urticaria): treatment.-^upus: treat
ment.-Malluscum: treatment. - Impetigo : treatment. - Ecthyma: treatment.-
Lichen: treatment.-Fish Skin Disease: treatment.-Leprosy: cause, symptoms,
treatment.-Barbadoes Leg: treatment. Pemphigus: treatmerL.-Prurigo : treat
ment.-Itching (Pruritus).-Condylomata.-Sweat Rash (Miliaria): treatment.-Pie
bald Skin.-Pityriasis : treatment.-Rupia: treatment.-Seborrhea : treatment.-
Inflammation of the Skin.-Freckles : treatment.-Lice : treatment.-Corns : treat
ment.-Mothers* Marks.-Medicinal Rashes.-The Nails: treatment.-Diet in
Diseases of the Skin.-Keloid: treatment.-Fatty Tumors: treatment.........Page 365.
VENEREAL OR PRIVATE DISEASES.
Pox (Syphilis): symptoms.-Secondary Syphilis: treatment.-Treatment of
primary sore or Chancre.-Soft Chancre (Venereal Ulcer).-Bubo: treatment.-
Clap (Gonorrhoea): symptoms, treatment.-Gleet: treatment.-Impotence.-Sterility
in the Male.-Seminal Emissions (Spermatorrhoea): symptoms, cause, treatment
DISEASES OF THE EYE AND EAR.
Diseases of the Eye.-Color Blindness.-Care of the Eyes in Childhood.-Weak
Sight.-Foreign Bodies in the E31 ?.-Short-Sightedness.- Far-Sight.-Squinting.-
The selection of Spectacles.-Inflammation of the Eye (Conjunctivis) : symptoms,
treatment.-Purulent Inflammation of the Eyes: symptoms, treatment.-Gonorrhæal
Inflammation of the Eyes: symptoms, treatment.-Granular Lids: symptoms, treat
ment.-Inversion of the Eyelids: treatment.-Inflammation of the Cornea : symptoms,
treatment.-Ulcers of the Cornea: treatment.-Inflammation of the Iris (Iritis):
symptoms, treatment.-Cataract: causes*:-Congenital Cataract: treatment.-Injuries
of the Eye: treatment.-Injuries of the Eyelids: treatment.-Inflammation around
the Eyelashes: treatment.-Stye: treatment.-Tumors of the Eyelids: treatment.-
Inflammation of the Tear Duct: symptoms, treatment.-Artificial Eyes.-Instructions
for persons wearing an Artificial Eye.-Diseases of the Ear.-Foreign Bodies in
the Ear: treatment.-Wax in the Ear: symptoms, treatment.-Running from the
Ear.-Inflammation of the Drum of the Ear: symptoms, treatment. Injuries to the
Drum of the Ear.-Catarrh of the Middle Ear: symptoms, treatment,-
Nervous Deafness: symptoms, treatment.-Earache: treatment.-Polyp of the Ear: symptoms,
treatment.-Granulations in the Ear: treatment.-Eczema of the Ear: treatment.
Boil (Furuncle): treatment.-Carbuncle: treatment.-Felon: treatment.-Ulcers
of the Leg: treatment.-Harelip.- - Cancer of the Lip: treatment.-Polyp of the Nose:
treatment-Mortification of the Jaw.-Tumors of the Mouth.-Tongue-tie-Cancer
of the Tongue.-Enlargement of the Tonsils: treatment.-Enlargement of the Uvula.
-Foreign Bodies in the Throat.-Stricture of the Gullet: treatment.-Goitre: treat
ment.-Tumors of the Neck: treatment.-Wry Neck : treatment.-Weeping Sinew:
treatment.-Housemaid's Knee: treatment.-Wounds.-Bleeding from the Nose.-
Bleeding from the Mouth.-Bleeding from the Bowels: treatment.-Bleeding
from the Urinary Organs.-Fainting: symptoms, treatment.-Treatment of Wounds.
-Punctured Wounds: treatment.-Gunshot Wounds: treatment of gunshot wounds.
-Shock: symptoms, treatment.-Poisoned Wounds: treatment.-Bites and Stings
of Insects: treatment. - Snake Bites: treatment. - Broken Bones (Fractures) :
symptoms. - General Treatment of Fractures.-Setting of a Broken Bone. -
Dressing of Fractures. - Bandages. - Results of Fractures. - Blood Poisoning
(Pyaemia): symptoms, treatment.-Erysipelas: treatment.-Fracture of the Skull:
symptoms, treatment.-Inflammation of the Brain: symptoms, treatment.-
Fractures of the Lower Jaw : symptoms, treatment.-Fractures of the Upper Jaw.
-Fracture of the Nose: treatment.-Fracture of the Collar-Bone: treatment.
Fracture of the Shoulder-Blade. - Fractures of the Arm-Bone (Humerus): treat
ment.-Fractures of the Fore-Arm: treatment.-Fracture at the middle of the
Fore-Arm: treatment.-Fracture of the Fore-Arm near the wrist: treatment.
-Fractures of the Hand: treatment.-Fractures of the Fingers: treatment.
-Fracture of the Ribs: treatment.-Fractures of the Spine: treatment.-
Fractures of the Hips: treatment.-Fractures of the Thigh-Bone: signs, treatment.-
Fractures of the Neck of the Thigh-Bone: treatment-Fractures just above the
Knee: signs, treatment.-Fractures of the Knee-pan: signs, treatment.-Fracture of
the Leg.-Fractures of the Fibula: treatment.-Fractures of the Tibia: treatment.-
Fractures of both Bones of the Leg: treatment,-Treatment of Compound Fractures.
-Fractures of the Bones of the Foot: treatment.-Non-union of Bones after
Fractures: treatment.-Dislocations.-Symptoms of Dislocations.-Treatment of
Dislocations.-Dislocation of the Lower Jaw: symptoms, treatment.-Disloca
tion of the Collar-Bone: treatment - Dislocation of the Shoulder Blade. -
Dislocation of the Shoulder: signs, treatment.-Dislocations of the Elbow: signs,
treatment.-Dislocations of the Wrist: signs, treatment.-Dislocations of the Thumb:
signs, treatment.-Dislocations of the Fingers.-Dislocation of the Vertebrae: signs,
treatment.-Dislocation of the Hip.-Displacement upon the Back of Hip-Bone :
treatment.-Dislocation of the Knee-pan, signs, treatment.-Dislocation of the
Cartilages of the Knee Joint: signs, treatment.-Dislocation of the Knee Joint: signs,
treatment.-Dislocation of the Ankle: signs, treatment.-Dislocation of the Bones of
the Foot: treatment.-Dislocation of the Toes.-Rupture "(Hernia): treatment,
symptoms.-Sprains : treatment.-Bruises: treatment.-Burns and Scalds.-Diseases
of the Teeth.-Toothache : treatment,...................................Page 645.
POISONS AND THEIR ANTIDOTES.
Poisons which occur in food.-Copper poisoning from food.-Poisons in Sugar.
-Poisoning from Colored fabrics.-Poisoning from Cosmetics.-Poisoning from
Insect Powders.-Poisoning from Meats, Fish and Cheese : treatment.-Poisoning
by Medicine and Chemicals,.............................................Page 853.
Treatment.-Howard's Method of Reviving the Drowned: after treatment, practical
DISEASES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
General Remarks.-Hygiene of Puberty: care during the monthly changes.-
When Puberty is Delayed.-Dysmenorrhæa: causes, treatment.-Marriage.-
Pregnancy.-Diseases of Pregnancy: treatment.-Hygiene of Pregnancy.-Accidents of
Pregnancy: causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention.-Placenta Prævia: symptoms,
treatment.-Duration of Pregnancy.-To calculate the Time of Confinement.-
Confinement.-Attention to the Child.-Care of the Mother after Labor.-Lactation.-
The Relation between Lactation and the Sexual Functions.-Hygiene of Lactation.
-The Selection of a Wet Nurse.-Care of the Infant.-Food.-Teething.-
Weaning.-Diseases of Child-Bed.-Child-Bed Fever: symptoms, causes.-Puerperal Con
Diseases of Women.-Diseases of the Vulva: symptoms, causes, treatment.-
Abscess in the Vulva: symptoms, treatment.-Eczema of the Vulva: symptoms, treat
ment.-Pruritus (Itching) of the Vulva: causes, treatment.-Excessive Sensitiveness
of the Vulva; treatment.
Diseases of the Womb.-Inflammation: causes, symptoms, treatment.-Chronic
Inflammation of the Womb: symptoms, treatment.-Chronic Enlargement of the
Womb: causes, treatment.-Peri-Uterine Inflammation: causes, treatment,
symptoms.-Displacement of the Womb: causes.-Falling of the Womb (Prolapsus):
symptoms, treatment.-Flexions: symptoms, treatment.-Tumors of the Uterus:
symptoms, treatment.-Polyps: causes, symptoms, treatment.-Cancer of the Uterus:
causes, symptoms, treatment.
Diseases of the Ovaries; treatment.-Ovarian Tumors : causes, treatment,
Diseases of Infants.-Indigestion.-Disorders of the Bowels.-Diarrhoea.-
Summer Complaints.-Constipation.-Croup: treatment, symptoms, causes.-
Influenza : treatment.-Convulsions: treatment, ..............................Page 871.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY.
The Skeleton.-The Spine.-The Head.-The Chest.-The Upper Extremity.
-The Joints-The Muscles-The Nervous System.....................Page 1043.
Clothing.-Exercise.-Ventilation.-Quantity of Food.-Numerous Tables in
connection with same.-Analysis of Milk, Rye, Rice, Potatoes, and other kinds of
CARE OF THE SICK.
Cleanliness. - Pure Air.-Water.-Temperature.-Ventilation.-Disinfection.-
Proper Bedding.-Isolation.-Food for the Sick.-Chicken Broth.-Mutton Broth.-
Gruels.-Jellies.-Iceland Moss.-Irish Moss.-Tapioca.-Rice...........Page 1607.
Illustrated by 64 Coloured Plates, and they and all other important medical plants
fully described, with directions for use,..................................Poge 1076.
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINE.
List of Medicines and Doses for Adults.-Preparation of Medicines, Infusions,
Decoctions, Extracts, etc..............................................Page 1088.
INTERESTING SIDE ISSUES IN THIS BOOK:
HOW TO CHECK THE SPREAD OF CONTAGIOUS or INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
ON THE DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE.
TREATMENT OF THE DROWNED.
AUSTRALASIAN EDITION. |
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICINE:
A Guide for
MANAGEMENT OF DISEASE;
Giving the History,
Cause, means of Prevention, and Symptoms of all
MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN;
And Most Approved Methods of
Treatment, with plain instructions, for
THE CARE OF THE
Full and accurate Directions for treating
INJURIES, POISONS, &C:
Free from technical terms and
phrases, and written in plain English, by men who have
great experience, and are acknowledged authorities in their
Also a concise account of
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE HUMAN BODY,
AND RULES OF HEALTH.
HENRY M. LYMAN, A.M.,
| H. WEBSTER
JONES, A.M., M.D,
CHRISTIAN FENGER, A.M.,
W. T. BELFIELD, A.M., M.D.
Embellished and Illustrated by numerous Plates of a
superb character, coloured after
nature, and other fine
Specially Revised and Adapted for the Australasian Colonies
MELBOURNE AND CHRISTCHURCH.
The publishers, in
undertaking the preparation of this work,
realized to the
fullest extent the great importance of its production
careful and thorough manner. To accomplish this it was
necessary to place its authorship far above the merest
suspicion of weakness or inefficiency.
It was a matter of no small difficulty to
secure as authors
four physicians standing at the head of
their profession : firstly, as
practitioners; secondly, as lecturers highly
the foremost schools of the land; thirdly, as
writers of marked erudition ; and fourthly s
specialists of deep
investigation and large experience.
They have labored indefatigably, and have
efforts to produce a work, practical,
thorough and complete.
They have given to the public unreservedly
the knowledge which
long experience has taught them. We can
state with confidence,
that they have not been selfishly
actuated by financial remuneration only, but inspired by
a spirit of philanthropy, by a generous
desire to benefit
mankind, they have written for the good of the
There are many works which are of incalculable
to the physician, who is learned in all the
technicalities of his
profession ; yet most of them are but
sealed letters in the hands of
the multitude. The authors
have departed from the ordinary
path of scientific writers,
and have given us this matter in plain
language, and as
free as possible from medical or technical terms.
The publishers would further state, that
although an immense
amount of money has been expended in
work, yet they owe a debt of endless
gratitude to the authors,
for giving to the public such
rich and successful experience in
so practical a form as is
contained in the succeeding pages.
In preparing this work,
the authors have endeavored to accom
plish two objects
First, to furnish such practical
information as may be service
able to those who, from
force of circumstances, cannot procure the
attendance of a medical adviser.
Second and chiefly, to convey a general
idea of the nature of
disease and the principles of
treatment; to present an outline of
rational and scientific
medicine. It is highly desirable that the
learn to appreciate the true position of the
physician ; to recognize not only what he is
able to accomplish,
but also what he can not do.
In the care of the body it is
eminently true that an ounce of prevention is worth a
cure. The most valuable and tangible services of
are rendered in his capacity of medical
adviser ; his chief duty is
and should be the prevention
rather than the cure of disease.
This fact has guided the authors in
writing these pages. While
they have in every case
presented the most approved treatment for
diseases which afflict so large a portion of humanity,
have especially endeavored to furnish such information as
protect against the attacks of these diseases.
The authors feel that in this attempt to
science, they are rendering a service to
their professional brethren as well as to the public at
A little knowledge is a
gerous thing for a patient to
possess; it makes him the prey
and plunder of every
advertising quack. The more intelligent a
the more he appreciates the absurdity of
advertised to cure any one of forty different and
He realizes that medicine is not magic
nor sleight-of-hand, but an
art founded on a science, and
that the best expositor of medicine
is the scientific
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