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EPICURUS took his system of Physics
from DEMOCRITUS, i, 117.
Epidemic, term, how used by the an-
cients, i, 273; nature of the Books
of Epidemics, i, 284; argument to,
i, 283, 293, translation of the 1st
and 3d Books, i, 293-350; argu-
ment to 3rd Book, i, 318; nature
of the epidemic fevers described by
HIPPOCRATES, i, 292; Books 1st and
3rd generally admitted to be gen-
uine, i, 45; English translations by
FLOYER and FARR, i, 45; character
of the 2d, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th, i,
78-84; great excellence of the
whole work, i, 85.
Epidesmis, see Bandages.
Epilepsy, prognosis in, ii, 235; an
hereditary disease, ii, 338.
Epinyctis, a disease of the skin, i, 158,
Epiphysis, import of the term, as ap-
plied by HIPPOCRATES, ii, 33, 48, 161.
Epistles, the Hippocratic, although
perhaps not genuine, of very high
antiquity, i, 104; most probably
.turn upon real events in the life of
HIPPOCRATES, i, 13, 104; were
probably composed by the Sophists
as exercises in composition, i, 104;
analysis of them, i, 103-105.
Equitation, its effects on the genital
organs differently represented, i,
ERMERINS, Dr., his ingenious work on
the Prognostics of HIPPOCRATES,
i, 57, 187, 191.
EROTIAN, one of the greatest authori-
ties on the works of HIPPOCRATES,
Erysipelas, case of malignant, i, 314;
history of an epidemical, i, 332, 334;
on the use of cold applications in,
ii, 238; of the womb, ii, 242; deter-
minations of, inwardly or outward-
ly, ii, 254; connected with diseased
bone, ii, 262.
Excalcitration, explanation of the term,
ii, 153, 154.
Excrement, prognostics founded on the
characters of, i, 201.
Exfoliation of bones, how to be treated,
Eunuchs, not subject to gout, ii, 254.
Europeans, their peculiar characters,
i, 180 et seq.
Exanthemata, on the nature of broad,
Extravasation of blood, how treated in
injuries of the head, i, 363, 365.
Extremities, analogy of the upper and
lower, ii, 53, 54.
Eyes, prognostics founded upon the,
i, 219; prescription for diseases of
the, i, 277, 278; various remedial
means in pains of the, ii, 255.
Facies Hippocratica, the characters of
it given, i, 197.
Fæces, prognostic characters of the, i,
Fasting, its effects in drying bodies, ii,
Febris algida, on the nature of, i, 288,
Feminine disease, on the nature of, i,
Fevers, different kinds of, i, 307, 337;
puerperal, interesting case of, i,
311, 312; pestilential, remarks on
the nature of, i, 318; nocturnal,
nature of, i, 308, 337; various aphor-
isms relating to, ii, 270.
Fire, held anciently to be a great dis-
infectant, i, 10; ancient opinions
on the nature of, explained, i, 119;
confounded with mind by certain
of the authorities, i, 119.
Fistulæ, genuineness of the treatise
bearing this title, i, 57; argument
to, ii, 309; translation of, ii, 311;
how to be treated, ii, 311; in ano,
how formed, ii, 314.
Fleshes, or Principles, the Hippocratic
treatise on, not genuine, i, 96, 97.
FLOURENS, extract from, on the anal-
ogy of the upper and lower ex-
tremities, ii, 54.
Fluor albus, account of, i, 92.
FOES, his merits as an editor of the
Works of HIPPOCRATES, i, 26.
Foetus, the Hippocratic treatise on the
excision of, not genuine, i, 101.
Fomentations, on the application of,
to the side in pleurisy, i, 240.
Foot, description of the bones of the,
Fractures, on the genuineness of the
Hippocratic treatise bearing this
title, i, 47; argument to the work,
ii, 23-35; translation of, ii, 35–72; of
the skull, divisions of, i, 358; char-
acters of, i, 377; mode of treating,
ii, 14, 15;—of the arm, method of
treating, ii, 35-38, 43, 44;-of the
forearm, treatment of, ii, 16, 23,
38;-of the leg, ii, 50, 51;-of the
fibula, ii, 53;-of the tibia, ii, 53;—
of the thigh, ii, 54-55;-of the jaw,
ii, 110; remarks of CHELIUS on the
same, ii, 110; compound, ii, 56, 61,
96; an injudicious method of treat-
ing fractures described, ii, 57, 59;
method of treating with wool, ii,
62;-of the olecranon, account of,
ii, 71;-of the trochlea of the hu-
merus, see Abruption;-of the cla-
vicle, account of, ii. 98-101;—of the
nose, minutely described, ii, 109,
112, 163; compound, ii, 112;-of
the ears, ii, 112, 114, 164; common
among the ancient athletæ, ii, 114;
-of the vertebræ, less dangerous
than severe contusions, ii, 123;—of
the ribs, less dangerous than se-
vere contusions, ii, 124.
Free institutions and the opposite, their
different effects on the human
mind, i, 173, 174.
Friction, its uses in surgery, ii, 16.
Fruits of the season, or Summer fruits,
characters of, i, 170.
Fumigation of the uterus, in amenor-
rhoea, ii, 239, 240, 245.
GALEN, his account of the Asclepiadæ,
i, 6; mentions frequentiy the pub-
lic services of HIPPOCRATES during
the prevalence of the Athenian
plague, i, 11; his character of the
style of HIPPOCRATES, i, 18; his
commentaries on HIPPOCRATES, i,
22; his ideas on respiration akin to
those of CUVIER, i, 117; his opin-
ions regarding the nature and
merits of the work On Regimen in
Acute Diseases, i, 229, 232; further
quoted, i, 20, 21 et pluries.
Galiancones, see Weasel-armed.
Gangrene, of the extremities compli-
cated with fever, i, 333; prognosis
founded on the symptoms of, i, 201;
traumatic, on the treatment of, ii,
143, 144, 173; how gangrenous sores
are to be treated, ii, 295.
Garlic, the dietetical characters of, i,
Glands, the Hippocratic treatise on,
very interesting, but probably not
genuine, i, 98; further remarks on
the subject, ii, 95.
Globus hystericus, noticed in one of
the Hippocratic treatises, i, 64.
Gout, various prognostics in, i, 217,
ii, 254, 255.
GREENHILL, Dr., his arrangement of
the treatises in the Hippocratic
collection, i, 37, 38; his critical re-
marks on the Aphorisms, i, 42.
GRIMM, his character as a writer on the
genuineness of the Hippocratic
treatises, i, 30.
GROTE, Mr., his opinions regarding the
mythical genealogies of the an-
cients, i, 155; on the myths of the
Greeks, i, 8; on the myth of the
Amazons, i, 155.
GRUNER, his great merits as a writer
on the authenticity of the Hippo-
cratic treatises, i, 27; his classifica-
tion of them, i, 28.
Gymnastics, HIPPOCRATES instructed
in the application of them in medi-
cine by HERODICUS, i, 9, 134; on
their introduction into the practice
of medicine, i, 9; cautions to be
used in founding prognostics on, i,
Hæmoptysis, connection of with phthi-
sis, i, 83, 295, ii, 262; sometimes re-
moved by menstruation, ii, 240.
HALLER, his classification of the Hip-
pocratic treatises, i, 27; unjustly
taxes Hippocrates with falsly stat-
ing that dysentery occurs in spring,
i, 167; a highly popular poet, ii, 333.
HARRIS, Mr., in his Philosophical Ar-
rangements, espouses the doctrines
of the ancients on matter and the
elements, i, 121, 122.
Head, different forms of, according to
HIPPOCRATES, i, 370, 371.
Headache, prognosis founded on, i, 209;
induced by various causes, i, 274.
Heart, the Hippocratic treatise on the,
of much merit, but probably not
genuine, i, 94, 95.
Heat, identified with mind, i, 102; in-
nate, ancient doctrines regarding,
ii, 197; the medicinal effects of
heat and cold, ii, 237, 238.
Hebdomads, Hippocratic treatise on,
exists only in Latin, i, 97.
Hedra, or indentation of the skull, on
the characters of, i, 357-360, 375;
explanation of the term, and usage
of it, i, 373, 375.
Heel, attention to be paid to its posi-
tion in the treatment of fractures
of the leg, ii, 56.
HELIODORUS describes the diastasis of
the cranial bones, i, 373.
Hellebore, Hippocratic treatise on the
administration of, not genuine, i,
103; cases in which it was adminis-
tered, i, 271; its use in tetanus, ii,
66; rules for the administration of,
Hepatitis, terminating in abscess, i,
Hereditary diseases, difficult to re-
move, i, 215.
Hernia cerebri, obscurely treated of by
HIPPOCRATES, i, 384.
HERODICUS, the master of HIPPOCRA-
TES, i, 9, 134; his dangerous sys-
tem of regimen in acute diseases,
HEROPHILUS, the earliest commentator
on HIPPOCRATES, i, 21; the first per-
son who studied the characters of
the pulse, i. 293; referred to, ii,
Hiccup, danger of, in dropsy, ii, 256,
Hippace, a species of cheese used by
the Scythians, i, 175.
HEURNIUS, or HOORNE, a modern com-
mentator on HIPPOCRATES, quoted
i, 144, ii, 250 et alibi.
HIPPOCRATES, biography of, i, 9-13;
the principles upon which his sys-
tem of medical practice was
founded, i, 14-17; remarkably free
from superstition and quackery, i,
15, 16; a bold operator in surgery,
i, 17, 18; the genealogy of, i, 19;
further particulars regarding the
family of, i, 19; published part of
his works separately in his lifetime,
i, 20, 21; characters of the style of,
i, 18, 19; candidly confesses his
own mistakes, and different opin-
ions on his conduct in so doing, i,
81, ii, 122; instance of his remark-
able talent for original observa-
tion, i, 343; certainly had some ac-
quaintance with human anatomy,
ii, 83, 86 (see Anatomy); recom-
mends the study of incurable dis-
eases as an assistance to progno-
sis and diagnosis, ii, 134; his pru-
dent regard for the safety of the
physician, ii, 144; had the reputa-
tion of being a great philosopher
as well as a great physician, ii, 333;
said to be incapable either of de-
ceiving or of being deceived, i,
Hippocratic treatises, various distribu-
tions of, i, 20-40; the editor's con-
clusions as to the authenticity of the
particular treatises, i, 105, 106.
HOMER, a line incorrectly referred to,
Homœopathy, the principles of, to be
found in the Hippocratic works, i,
HORACE, plan upon which he published
his works, i, 20; his lines descript-
ive of the dog days, i, 301.
HOSACK, the American physician, con-
curs with HIPPOCRATES in prais
ing wine as an application to
ulcers, ii, 293.
Hot and cold, hypothetical systems
founded on these principles, i, 140;
the modes of applying hot applica
tions recommended by HIPPOCRA- Injuries of the head, on the genuine-
TES, i, 240, 241.
ness of the treatise bearing this
title, i, 49; argument to the treat-
ise, i, 353-370; translation of the
same, i, 370, 388; general view of
the subject, i, 366-368; dressing
applicable in the treatment of, 1,
380; when complicated with disease
of the bone, i, 283.
Humidity of constitution, on the char-
acters of, i, 176, 177.
Humors, the Hippocratic treatise on,
reviewed, i, 85, 87; GALEN holds
HIPPOCRATES to be the author of
the Theory of the Humors, i, 52,
Humpback, when complicated with
asthma, fatal, ii, 258.
Hunger the debilitating effects of, ii,
202; relieved by drinking wine, ii,
Hydatids of the womb, account of, i,
Hydromel, its use in acute diseases, i,
Hydrops uteri, description of, i, 162.
Hypochondriac region, prognosis
founded on the different states of
the, i, 198, 199, ii, 231.
Hypoglottis, description of, i, 76.
Hypothesis in medicine strongly con-
demned by HIPPOCRATES, i, 132,
140 et alibi.
Hyssop, used anciently as an emetic,
Hysterics, prognostics in, ii, 241.
Iatrium, on the nature of this establish-
ment, i, 50, 99; resembled the sur-
gery of modern physicians in the
days of POTT, ii, 3; identified with
the surgery by GALEN, ii, 4.
Ice and snow, the medicinal properties
of, ii, 238, 239.
Ileus, on the treatment of, i, 70; com-
plicated with strangury, fatal in
seven days, ii, 257.
Immoderate sleep, and insomnolency,
both bad symptoms, ii, 200.
Impotence of the Scythians, supposed
cause of the, i, 179.
Incarnant or Sarcotic Medicines, on the
nature of, ii, 292, 301.
Incisions in the temples generally held
to be very dangerous, i, 381.
Influenza, or Epidemic Cough, de-
scribed in the Hippocratic treat-
ises, i, 83.
Ink, the ancient different from the
modern, i, 383.
Instruments of reduction, or Mochli-
cus, genuineness of the treatise
bearing this title, i, 48.
Intermittent fevers, supposed to prove
a protection from phthisis, i, 295.
Intoxication, dangerous symptoms
from, ii, 235.
Invalids, regimen applicable to, ii, 198.
Ischiatic diseases, prognosis founded
on, i, 223.
Italian physicians have been unjustly
blamed for being sparing of vene-
section in a hot climate, and in
warm weather, ii, 193.
Jaundice, history of, complicated with
fevers, i, 302, 323, 324; compared
with a recent epidemic prevalent
in Scotland, i, 324; prognosis
founded upon, i, 246, ii, 229; com-
plicated with scirrhus of the liver,
Jaw, see Fractures and Dislocations.
Joints, general description of the, ii,
KANT, the opinions of, on the origin of
Grecian philosophy referred to, i,
3; further quoted and noticed, i,
192, ii, 333.
Kedmata, on the nature of the disease,
i, 178, 179.
Kidneys, diseases of the, i, 72; deter-
mination to the, a favorable termi-
nation in certain fevers, i, 299; dis-
eases of the, difficult to cure in old
persons, ii, 250.
Knee-joint, description of the, ii, 68;
general view of the dislocations at
the, ii, 27-30, see Dislocations.
Lassitude, spontaneous, an indication
of disease, ii, 200.
LAURIE, Dr., his rule with regard to
trepanning in injuries of the head,
i, 361, 362.
"Law," the tract on the, hesitatingly
acknowledged as genuine, i, 49;
argument to, ii, 283; translation of
the work, ii, 283.
LE CLERC, his merits as an authority
on the Hippocratic treatises, i, 29.
Leg, description of the bones of the,
LEMOS, the earliest modern writer on
the authenticity of the Hippocratic
treatises, i, 24.
Leprosy and Lichen, prognosis founded
upon, i, 223.
i, 34; his arrangement of the treat-
ises, i, 35-37; his characters of the
treatise "On Airs, Waters," etc.,
i, 149; his remarks on empyema
considered, i, 204, 205; further
quoted, i, 131, et pluries.
Liyer, results of the treatment in ab-
scess of the, ii, 266; on collections
of water in, ii, 268.
LONGINUS, his affecting description of
the state of servitude, i, 149, 150.
LOUIS, M., referred to as an authority
in phthisis, i, 338, 339.
Leucophlegmasia, description of, i, 161.
Lientery, prognosis founded on the
symptoms of, i, 219, ii, 249.
LINK and PETERSEN, the authors of a
very ingenious but rather equivo-
cal hypothesis regarding the genu-
ineness of the Hippocratic treat-
ises, i, 31, 32.
Liquids, on the use of, in medicine, i,
86-89; Hippocratic treatise bearing
this title, i, 89.
LISTON, Mr., his opinions quoted in il-
lustration of certain passages in
the works of HIPPOCRATES, ii, 27,
31, et pluries.
Lithotomy, not practiced by the fol-
lowers of HIPPOCRATES, ii, 280; in
Scotland used to be performed by
non-professional men, ii, 278.
LITTLE, Dr., interesting remarks by, on
the account of club-foot, given by
HIPPOCRATES, ii, 80.
LITTRÉ, M., his very high merit as an
authority on the genuineness of
the Hippocratic treatises, i, 32;
style diffuse, and sometimes rather
prolix, i, 33; his position with re-
gard to the Hippocratic collection,
i, 34; probably not correct in ques-
tioning the established character
of the style of HIPPOCRATES, i, 18;
doubtful if he makes out his posi-
tion as to the date at which the
Hippocratic collection was made,
Macrocephali, account of this people,
i, 170, 171.
Machine or instrument for the treat-
ment of a fractured leg, ii, 61.
Mania, treatment of, by mandragora,
Manipulation, importance of, to the
surgeon, ii, 9.
Marsh effluvia, whether HIPPOCRATES
was acquainted with their effects
in inducing fevers, i, 291.
Matter, ancient opinions regarding the
nature of, i, 117, 118; the nature of
the primary, explained, i, 117 et
pluries; striking instances of its
transmutations in the animal
frame, i, 120-122; the ancient opin-
ions on it confirmed by Lord BACON
and other modern authorities, i,
Maza, description of, i, 134, 382.
Mechanical powers, on those known to
HIPPOCRATES, ii, 62.
Meconium, different applications of the
term, i, 278.
Medicine, origin of Grecian, uncertain,
i, 3; not derived from the East as
was once supposed, i, 3, 4; culti-
vated by the Asclepiadæ and by
the philosophers, i, 4; remarks on,
i, 14; the rise of, satisfactorily ac-
counted for by HIPPOCRATES, i,
129, 133-135; on the authenticity
of the Hippocratic treatise bearing
the title of "Ancient Medicine,” i,
41; translation of, i, 127-146.
Melancholy, case of, i, 347.