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Medicines, iron, and fire, the gradation
of their medicinal powers, ii, 273.
MERCURIALI, a learned writer on the
Hippocratic treatises, i, 24; his
classification of them, i, 25, 26.
Meteorology of the ancients nearly
identical with astronomy, i, 157;
opinions held by ARISTOPHANES
and ARISTOTLE on the subject, i,
Meteorism, account of, in diseases, i,
Midwifery, much cultivated by medical
men in early times, i, 92.
Milk, its dietetical and medicinal prop-
Mind, explanation of the term as used
by the ancient philosophers, ii,
330; a Hippocratic writer con-
founds it with heat, i, 119.
Mochlicus, genuineness of the treatise
bearing the name, i, 49; argument
to the work, ii, 159-161; transla-
tion of, ii, 161–179.
Modiolus of CELSUS, a circular saw like
the modern trephine, i, 369, 387.
MOFFAT, his translation of the Prog-
nostics, i, 41.
Morbus coxarius, attended with dislo-
cation of the bone, ii, 132, 260.
Movement of the hands, prognosis
founded on, i, 197.
Mumps. See Parotitis.
Muscle of the arm, namely the biceps,
Nature, held by HIPPOCRATES to be a
restorative principle, i, 16; editor's
remarks on the ancient doctrines
regarding, i, 84; Nature of Man,
the Hippocratic treatise bearing
this title probably not genuine, i,
52; Nature of the Infant, the Hip-
pocratic treatise with this title con-
sidered, i, 89; On the Female Nat-
ure, this Hippocratic treatise made
up from the work on Female Com-
plaints, i, 94; Nature of the Bones,
this Hippocratic treatise not gen-
uine, i, 101, 102.
Nerves, distribution of the, by ERASIS-
TRATUS, ii, 118; description of the
vertebral, by HIPPOCRATES, ii, 117,
NEWTON, Sir ISAAC, countenances the
ancient opinions on the elements,
Nightmare described by HIPPOCRATES,
Nonon intermittents, remarks on, i,
Nose, on the subsidence of the, from
disease, ii, 177; on fractures there-
of. See Fractures.
Nyctalopia, the characters of, i, 222.
Oath, genuineness of the little tract
with this title, i, 49; argument to,
ii, 277; translation of, ii, 277.
OKEN, Dr. LORENZ, adopts the ancient
arrangement of the elementary
substances, i, 123.
Olecranon, remarks on the term as ap-
plied by HIPPOCRATES, ii, 163; on
fractures of the, ii, 71.
Old persons, questions whether they
can bear fasting well or ill, ii, 196;
their general state of health, ii, 208;
their catarrhs not readily concoc-
ted, ii, 208; diseases to which they
are peculiarly subject, ii, 218.
Omentum, on protrusion of the, ii, 260.
Oneirocritica, ancient authorities on
the, i, 69, 70. See Dreams.
Operator, enumeration of particulars
relating to the, ii, 8.
Ophthalmy, description of the epidem-
ical, by HIPPOCRATES, i, 297; de-
scription of the purulent, i, 335.
Organic structures, their effects in pro-
ducing disease, i, 144.
Osteology, on HIPPOCRATES' acquaint-
ance with, i, 353; brief system of,
Oxen generally supposed to be liable
to dislocations of the hip-joint in
spring, ii, 91.
Oxyglyky, explanation of the term, ii,
Oxymel, on the administration of, in
acute diseases, i, 250.
Pains of the ear, prognosis founded on,
Pains of the eyes, how remedied, ii, 267.
PALLADIUS, a commentator on HIPPOC-
RATES, referred to, ii, 37, 39, 40, 41.
Paracentesis thoracis, account of the
operation of, i, 72.
Paralysis held generally to affect the
side opposite that which has sus-
tained an injury, i, 386.
Paraplegia the same as apoplexy, i, 302.
PARÉ adopts HIPPOCRATES' description
of the forms of the head, i, 356; ad-
vocates bleeding in injuries of the
head, on the authority of HIP
POCRATES, i, 369; the first who used
pulleys in reducing dislocations,
Parotitis, ancient description of, by
HIPPOCRATES, i, 294.
Pathici of the ancients, account of the,
Periodeutæ, or travelling physicians,
reference to the, ii, 284.
Periods of life, the diseases peculiar to
each, ii, 216–218.
Peripatetics, their opinions with re-
gard to the elements, i, 113.
Pestle, ancient mode of reducing dis-
locations by means of the, ii, 39.
PETRONAS, his strange regimen in
fevers, i, 237.
Phasis, account of the country and its
inhabitants, i, 172.
Phlegm, on the collection of about the
stomach, ii, 268.
Phrenitis of the ancients was a fe-
brile affection, i, 297, 304; history of
an acute case of, i, 342; other strik-
ing cases of, i, 348-349.
Phthisis treated of as a febrile disease,
by HIPPOCRATES, i, 285; held to be
contagious, by ISORATES, i, 293;
history of, by HIPPOCRATES, i, 294,
337; whether intermittent fevers
afford any protection from, i, 296;
period of life at which HIPPOCRA-
TES held it to be most common,
ii, 235; Sir J. CLARK confirms the
opinion of HIPPOCRATES on this
subject, ii, 235; various prognostics
in, ii, 236.
Physical or Natural philosophy of the
ancients much misunderstood and
misrepresented, i, 107; reason for
giving an exposition of it, i, 107.
Physician, on the, this Hippocratic
treatise generally rejected as spu-
rious, i, 99; duties of, distinctly an-
nounced, i, 339; subjects to be
known by the, ii, 7;
Piles or Hemorrhoids, Hippocratic
treatise on, probably genuine, i,
113; a natural cure of certain dis-
eases, ii, 250.
Pituita. See Phlegm.
Placenta prævia, the dangers attend-
ing, stated, i, 93; retention of, de-
scribed, i, 93; how to be remedied,
Plasters for fresh wounds, ii, 294-295.
PLATO, his mode of publishing his
works, i, 21; his opinion with re-
gard to divine diseases, i, 59, 178.
Pleurisy, excellent plan of treating,
laid down by HIPPOCRATES, i, 233,
Pneuma, Breath, or Spirits, ancient
opinions on the nature of, ex-
plained, ii, 329–333.
Pneumonia, on the treatment of, i, 270;
question whether the recent inno-
vations in the treatment of, be im-
provements, i, 232, 233.
POLYBUS, the son-in-law of HIPPOCRA-
TES, i, 19, 34, 51.
Position in bed, prognostic founded
upon, i, 197; of a fractured limb, ii,
6, 61; of a fractured arm, ii, 36–38;
the half-bent, in fractures of the
thigh disapproved of, ii, 55.
Precepts, the Hippocratic treatise with
this name not held as genuine, i,
Pregnancy, prognostics referring to, ii,
Presentation of an injured limb, the
act of, explained, ii, 9, 15.
Procidentia ani, on the treatment of,
ii, 315, 316.
Prognosis, nature of the Hippocratic,
i, 194, 195.
Prognostics, book of, generally held to
be genuine, i, 41; translation of, by
MOFFAT, character of, i, 42; by Low,
i, 42; by CLIFTON, i, 42; translation
of, with argument, i, 185-213; the
work founded on the Coan Preno-
tions, i, 18 et seq.; nature of the
Hippocratic treatise on, i, 192-194.
Prorrhetics, character of the first book
of, i, 53; of the second book of, i,
55; abstract of the latter, i, 214-222.
PROTEUS, the ancient fable of, applied
to the First Matter, by EUSTATHIUS
and Lord BACON, i, 131.
Ptisan, on the preparation of, and its
uses in medicine, i, 237-240.
Publication of works, ancient mode of,
as illustrated in the cases
HORACE, MARTIAL, CICERO, PLATO,
ARISTOTLE, and HIPPOCRATES, i,
Pulse, or Legumina, their characters
Pulse, the arterial, not attended to by
HIPPOCRATES, i, 292; first studied
by HEROPHILUS, i, 293.
Pulleys first used in reducing fractures,
by PARÉ, ii, 87.
Purgative medicines, the Hippocratic
treatise well written, though prob-
ably not genuine, i, 103; observa-
tions on the ancient mode of pre-
scribing, i, 241; their debilitating
effects, ii, 207, 208; to be avoided
in hot weather, ii, 219.
Purgings, general directions regarding,
ii, 218, 223; rules for the applica-
tion of, i, 276, ii, 142, 199, 219; ef-
fects of, in pregnancy, ii, 218; in-
duce thirst, ii, 222.
Pythagoreans, their opinions with re-
gard to the elements, i, 107-109.
QUAIN, Mr. RICHARD, agrees with HIP-
POCRATES as to the usual situation
of the head of the femur in the
fourth form of dislocation at the
hip-joint, ii, 78; interesting case of
this accident related by, ii, 132.
Quartans supposed to free the system
from the disposition to other dis-
eases, ii, 248.
QUESNAY, opinions of, on the contre-
coup, i, 375.
Râles in the chest described by HIPPOC-
RATES, i, 75, 85, 270.
Regimen, effects of changes in, i, 271;
departures from, dangerous, i, 271;
the three Books on, probably not
genuine, i, 65; nature of their con-
tents, i, 66, 67; the treatise On
Regimen in Acute Diseases gener-
ally admitted to be genuine, ii, 72;
GALEN'S strictures on the system
of treatment there laid down, i,
Remittent fevers, remarks of modern
authorities on, i, 302. See further
Research, importance of to professional
men, ii, 81.
Resection of bones, observations on, ii,
82; practice of HIPPOCRATES and
certain modern authorities, ii, 142,
Revulsion, HIPPOCRATES the establisher
of this therapeutical rule of prac-
tice, i, 17, 52.
RUFFUS EPHESIUS, important fragment
of, published by MAI, i, 318, 319.
SABINUS, the Commentator, an absurd
opinion of his on a passage of HIP-
POCRATES, i, 325.
Sacred disease, Hippocratic treatise on
the, probably genuine, i, 58, 59;
argument to, ii, 327, 334; transla-
tion of, ii, 334, to the end.
Satyriasmus, account of, ii, 216.
Sauromatæ or Sarmatæ, a description
of the, i, 174.
Saws, used in trepanning the head, i,
SCALIGER, on the Oneirocritica of the
ancients, i, 69; further referred to,
Scamnum Hippocratis, referred to, ii,
78; minutely described, i, 147. See
SCHULZE probably influenced by the
prejudices of his age in tracing the
origin of medicine to the East, i, 3;
in judging of the authenticity of
the Hippocratic treatises generally,
follows MERCURIALI and LE CLERC,
i, 29; his list of the Asclepia, i, 4.
Scoliosis, usage of the term by HIPPOC-
RATES, ii, 119.
Scurvy, descriptions of, by ancient au-
thors, i, 161, 222.
Scythians, a description of their char-
Seasons, their influence on the health,
ii, 211, 216.
Selvages of cloth, used in the treat-
ment of fractures, ii, 14.
Semeiology, the prognostics a branch
of, i, 192.
Semi-tertian fever, description of, by
HIPPOCRATES, i, 298.
Semen, the Hippocratic treatise on the,
not genuine, i, 89; ARISTOTLE'S
theory on the, i, 90; generally held
by the ancients to be the first germ
of the foetus, i, 171.
Septics, on the treatment of hemor-
rhoids by, ii, 324.
Sewers, the want of, in ancient times
aggravated pestilential diseases,
i, 11; public, first constructed by
the Romans, i, 11.
Silphium, when unseasonably adminis-
tered apt to produce Dry Cholera,
Slavery, the debasing effects of, de-
scribed by LONGINUS, i, 151.
Sleep, prognosis founded on, in dis-
eases, i, 201; aphorisms founded
on, ii, 200.
Smegma, a detergent application, i,
SMITH, Dr. R. W., his important obser-
vations on congenital dislocations,
ii, 96, 104.
Sneezing, how it arises, ii, 268.
SOCRATES, on his character as a phil-
osopher, i, 16, ii, 323; holds that
courage is identical with knowl-
edge, i, 152.
Somnambulism, described by HIPPOC-
RATES, ii, 335.
SORANUS, his biography of HIPPOCRA-
TES, i, 8.
SORANUS, the Methodist, his strictures
on the Hippocratic treatise on Reg-
imen in Acute Diseases, i, 258.
Spasm or Convulsion, the dangers of,
in various conditions and circum-
stances, ii, 234.
Spatula, on the ancient, ii, 110.
Specillum, the ancient, resembled the
modern probe, i, 387.
Sphacelus of the Brain, on the nature
of, i, 55, 168; prognostics in, ii, 267.
Spleen, on enlargement of the, ii, 258.
Splints, use of, in the treatment of frac-
tures, ii, 14; disquisition on the
nature of those used by the an-
cients, ii, 40, 41.
SPRENGEL, KURT, unfair to SCHULZE,
in not acknowledging his obligation
to him, i, 4; his merits as an au-
thority on the Hippocratic treati-
ses, i, 31; further referred to, i, 187
et pluries; CONRAD, his translation
of the Aphorisms of HIPPOCRATES
noticed, i, 44.
Spring reckoned a fatal season to con-
sumptive patients, i, 339; the
proper season for bleeding and
purging, ii, 258, 267; diseases pecu-
liar to, ii, 215.
Sputa, characters of the, in prognos-
tics, i, 203, 216, ii, 270.
Stoics, their doctrines on the elements,
Stone or Calculus, observations by HIP-
POCRATES on the formation of, i,
165-167; comparative immunity of
females from, i, 166.
Strangury, how to be cured, ii, 267.
Structures or Structural arrangements,
their effects on diseases, i, 144.
Styptic, how prepared, i, 276.
Subluxations at the knee, account of,
ii, 67; of the lower jaw, ii, 106.
Succussion on a ladder, description of
the process, ii, 116.
SUIDAS, his biography of HIPPOCRATES,
Summer, diseases most prevalent in, ii,
Superfotation, the Hippocratic treatise
on, not genuine, i, 93, 94.
Superventions, explanation of the term,
Surgery, authenticity of the treatise
on, i, 49, 50; argument to the work,
ii, 3-7; translation of, ii, 7; the
subjects connected with, defined,
ii, 7. See Iatrium.
Sutures of the skull, description of, by
ARISTOTLE, i, 354; by CELSUS, i,
354; by PLINY, i, 354; by RUFFUS
EPHESIUS, i, 354; by GALEN, i, 354;
great difference of opinion respect-
ing the description of them given
by HIPPOCRATES, i, 354, 356; con-
jectural opinion of the Editor on
this subject, i, 357, 358.
Sweats, prognosis founded on, i, 198,
ii, 226; further defined, ii, 200, 272.
Swelling on the feet, how to be treated,
SYDENHAM, the great modern authority
on epidemics, i, 283; how he pro-
ceeded in the treatment of epidem-
ics, i, 287; further referred to on
this subject, i, 212; his fondness
for the administration of ptisans,
Syrmäism, description of the process,
Tabes dorsalis, account of, i, 63, 75.
TAGAULT, his treatment of gangrenous
sores, ii, 292; his opinions with re-
gard to misy and chalcitis, ii, 302.
Tents, on the treatment of fistulæ by,
Tetanus, on the treatment of, i, 270;
prognosis in, ii, 235.
Thermal waters, account of, i, 162.
Thirst, how to be managed, ii, 239.
Thread, on the treatment of fistulæ by,
ii, 314 et seq. See Apolinose.
THUCYDIDES, remarks on his descrip-
tion of the Plague of Athens, i, 10,
104, 320, 333; the characters of
his style, according to DIONYSIUS
of Halicarnassus, i, 18.
Thymia or Warts about the genital or-
gans, ii, 300.
TRALLIAN, his rule for the administra-
tion of wine in fevers, i, 256.
Treatment, why generally omitted in
the reports of Cases contained in
the Books of Epidemics, i, 286, 287.
Trepanning, description of the ancient
mode of performing, i, 367; not
usually performed at the sutures,
either by the ancient or modern
authorities on surgery, i, 380; a
mode of performing it peculiar to
HIPPOCRATES, i, 387; practiced on
the preventive principle by Dr.
LAURIE, in fractures attended with
depression, i, 361; practiced by
HIPPOCRATES in cases attended
with extravasation of blood, i, 363,
Trephine, used by the ancient sur-
geons, i, 368, 387.
Trichiasis, operation for the cure of,
i, 276, 277.
TZETZES, his biography of HIPPOCRA-
TES, i, 8; his mythical genealogy
of the same, i, 19.
Trochlea of the Humerus. See Abrup-
Tubercles, in the urethra, how re-
moved, ii, 268; how to judge
whether they be of a local or gen-
eral nature, ii, 202.
TWEEDIE, Dr., his opinions on the ad-
ministration of wine in fevers con-
sidered, i, 255, 256.
Ulceration of the throat, prognosis
founded upon, i, 210; of the womb,
prognosis founded upon, i, 220.
Ulcers, genuineness of the treatise
bearing this title, i, 56, 57; argu-
ment to the treatise on, ii, 289;
translation of the treatise, ii, 293;
circular, why difficult to heal, ii,
296; gangrenous, how treated by
TAGAULT, ii, 236; prognosis found-
ed upon, i, 218.
Urine, ancient doctrines respecting,
unjustly disregarded, i, 80; progno-
sis founded upon, i, 202, 215; im-
portant observations upon, in feb-
rile diseases, i, 266, 304; interesting