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Página 311 - I hold this slow and daily tampering with the mysteries of the brain, to be immeasurably worse than any torture of the body: and because its ghastly signs and tokens are not so palpable to the eye and sense of touch as scars upon the flesh; because its wounds are not upon the surface, and it extorts few cries that human ears can hear; therefore I the more denounce it, as a secret punishment which slumbering humanity is not roused up to stay. I hesitated once, debating with myself, whether, if I had...
Página 111 - But no one can be considered as a regular practitioner, or a fit associate in consultation, whose practice is based on an exclusive dogma, to the rejection of the accumulated experience of the profession, and of the aids actually furnished by anatomy, physiology, pathology, and organic chemistry.
Página 311 - ... torture and agony which this dreadful punishment, prolonged for years, inflicts upon the sufferers; and in guessing at it myself, and in reasoning from what I have seen written upon their faces, and what to my certain knowledge they feel within, I am only the more convinced that there is a depth of terrible endurance in it which none but the sufferers themselves can fathom, and which no man has a right to inflict upon his fellow creature. I hold this slow and daily tampering with the mysteries...
Página 331 - Health shall be to obtain information upon all matters affecting the public health, to advise the several departments of the government, the executives of the several States, and the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, on all questions submitted by them, or whenever in the opinion of the board such advice may tend to the preservation and improvement of the public health.
Página 79 - II. About feeding Babies. Boil a teaspoonful of powdered barley (grind it in a coffee-grinder) and a gill .of water, with a little salt, for fifteen minutes; strain it, and mix it with half as much boiled milk and a lump of white sugar. Give it lukewarm, through a nursing-bottle.
Página 174 - Secretary of War for an invitation to appear before the medical examining board. The application must be in the handwriting of the candidate, stating age and birthplace, and be accompanied by testimonials from professors of the college in which he graduated, or from other physicians of good repute.
Página 331 - Session. 15. There shall be a standing Committee on Finance, composed of one representative from each State and Territory, the District of Columbia, the Medical Department of the Army, the Medical Department of the Navy, and the Marine Hospital Service. - The Chairman of the Finance Committee shall report to the Executive Committee of the Congress. Each member of the Finance Committee shall appoint a local Finance Committee for his...
Página 175 - Performance of surgical operations on the cadaver. The board will deviate from this general plan whenever necessary, in such manner as they deem best to secure the interests of the service. The board will report the merits of the candidates...
Página 316 - Place the patient in the erect position and direct him to close his mouth and elevate his chin to the fullest extent, then grasp the cricoid cartilage between the finger and thumb, and use gentle upward pressure on it, when, if dilatation or aneurism' exist, the pulsation of the aorta will be distinctly felt transmitted through the trachea to the hand.
Página 175 - Physical examination. This will be rigid, and each candidate will, in addition, be required to certify "that he labors under no mental or physical infirmity, nor disability of any kind, which can in any way interfere with the most efficient discharge of his duties in any climate