Publications of the Massachusetts Homoeopathic Medical Society, Volume 6
The Society, 1885
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Page 82 - I never allow any insane person to be punished by blows or other painful corporeal inflictions, since there can be no punishment where there is no sense of responsibility, and since such patients only deserve our pity and cannot be improved, but must be rendered worse by such treatment.
Page 33 - ... physiological element of the body. It will, in short, become possible to introduce into the economy a molecular mechanism which, like a very cunningly contrived torpedo, shall find its way to some particular group of living elements, and cause an explosion among them, leaving the rest untouched.
Page 97 - But I may observe that it is more conducive to the maintenance of true dignity to treat with respect and consideration, and as if they were honest, those whose opinions differ from ours, than to make broad our phylacteries and enlarge the borders of our garments, and wrap ourselves up, in regard to them, in Pharisaic pride.
Page 32 - This lasts until the first form of epidemic become extinct, and until a fresh one sets in. Then I am again in a quandary, and am puzzled to think how I can, give relief. . . . . It is more than I can do to avoid risking the lives of one or two of the first who apply to me as patients."* This is the confession of a man entitled, for his truthfulness and genius, to the highest admiration.
Page 28 - ... of which the commonweal may have the advantage. By fixed, definite, and consummate, I mean a line of practice which has been based and built upon a sufficient number of experiments, and has in that manner been proved competent to the cure of this or that disease.
Page 42 - Commonwealth, who shall desire such treatment; and in case they shall determine the same is desirable, they are requested to present to the next General Court some practicable plan for the establishment of a hospital for such treatment, and they may set apart, or reserve, for the purpose, the whole, or a portion, of any building belonging to the Commonwealth which is unoccupied or may become vacant during the present year.
Page 80 - To-day we may say, with the deepest conviction, that the surgeon is responsible for every disturbance that occurs in a wound ; that it is his fault if even the slightest reaction or redness is developed in it, or if an amputation is not healed by first intention.
Page 48 - During the ten years since this page was written, skilful experimentalists, guided by the same ideas, among whom I may mention Pasteur himself (researches during the cholera epidemic), have studied this subject with great care, and yet I must admit that there has been no result from these inquiries ; the question of the etiology of infectious diseases has made no important advance ; the observation made by M.
Page 28 - In the first place, the remedy is to be tried on the healthy body, without any foreign substance mixed with it ; a very small dose is to be taken, and attention is to be directed to every effect produced by it ; for example, on the pulse, the temperature, the respiration, the secretions. Having obtained these obvious phenomena in health, you may then pass on to experiment on the body in a state of disease.
Page 24 - VACINATION. The Grate increase of Disease in thease Late years Calls for Explanation Undoubtedly the Doctors of this day is to blame for very much of it. But more than anything Else in my opinion is the Inseartion into the Pure Blood and Vitle fluid of our Inosent...