The American Magazine of Homoeopathy: Containing Also Popular Articles on Water Cure, Movement Cure and Health Keeping, Volume 2

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John Hall, 1853 - Homeopathy


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Page 166 - If, in the third place, we look into the profession of physic, we shall find a most formidable body of men. The sight of them is enough to make a man serious, for we may lay it down as a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians, it grows thin of people.
Page 167 - This body of men in our own country may be described like the British army in Caesar's time. Some of them slay in chariots, and some on foot. If the infantry do less execution than the charioteers, it is because they cannot be carried so soon into all quarters of the town, and dispatch so much business in so short a time. Besides this body of regular troops...
Page 167 - ... so much business in so short a time. Besides this body of regular troops, there are stragglers, who, without being duly listed and enrolled, do infinite mischief to those who are so unlucky as to fall into their hands.
Page 250 - After several years his reason suddenly returned, and the first question he asked was, whether his sons had brought home the beetle and wedges. They, being afraid to enter into an explanation, said they could not find them ; on which he arose, went to the field where he had been...
Page 6 - Coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons of most graceful foliage, flung in wild irregular profusion over every portion of its surface.
Page 208 - Upon examining the edge of a very sharp lancet with a microscope, it will appear as broad as the back of a knife ; rough, uneven, full of notches and furrows. An exceedingly small needle resembles a rough, iron bar. But the sting of a bee, seen...
Page 236 - ... enter upon their second year. A very considerable, but decreasing mortality , likewise prevails in the second and third years, leaving only 8,183, or about fourfifths of the original number, to commence upon their fourth year ; but after this age, the juvenile system acquires more firmness, and a greater degree of the vigor and experience to guard against disease. At the age of twenty-one, 7,134 survive to enter upon a more active and responsible career of life ; of whom 6,302 attain to " thirty-five
Page 340 - I have been a workman in my day. I began to write, and to toil, and to win some kind of a name, which I had the ambition to improve while yet little more than a boy. With strong love for study in books — with yet greater desire to accomplish myself in the knowledge of men, for sixteen years I can conceive no life to have been more filled by occupation than mine. What time was not given to action was given to study ; what time...
Page 203 - I never pay a porter for bringing a burthen till the next day (says he) for while the fellow feels his back ache with the weight, he charges high ; but when he comes the next day the feeling is gone, and he asks only half the money.
Page 235 - ... mortality for individual lives, the data of the census were equated, and reduced to the simple case of 10,268 infants born on the same day, and commencing life simultaneously. Assuming that like circumstances will continue to prevail during the years to come in this state, which may be regarded as certain, the population will continually be affected by the same rate of mortality. And hence we may safely estimate and predict, that, of the specified number of infants at the outset of life, 1,243...

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