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CHAPTER XIV.

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HAHNEMANN.

Hahnemann-His Birth-Early Education-- Life at Leipzig-His Wander-

ings-Chemical Discoveries-Experiments with Cinchona- Medicines
cure Diseases like those they produce—Arsenic-Ipecacuan-Sulphur-
Tartar Emetic—Tea—First Trial of Homeopathy.--Belladonna in Scar-
letina Fever-Compared with Vaccination--Action of Small Doses-
Doppler's Theory-Jörg's Theory-Hahnemann's Tripod-Proving of
Aconite- Testimony in favour of Aconite-The Organon—The word Ho-
meopathic first used — Homeopathy defined--Opposed by the Druggists
-Brunnow's Sketch of Hahnemann-His Domestic Life-Richter's
Description of Hahnemann-His Materia Medica-Aconite proved
by Dr. Gerstel-Camphor in Cholera-Dr. Quin at Tischnowitz-Dr.
Flieschmann at Vienna-Hahnemann's Life at Coethen-Letter to
Stapf-Insists on Purity of Doctrine-Death of his first Wife--Second
Marriage-Life in Paris-Death-Diffusion of Homoeopathy-In Ger-
many-Discussed in Baden Parliament-In Austria-In Naples – Brought
to England by Dr. Quin-Correspondence between College of Physicians
and Dr. Quin-Opposition it encountered—Sir W. Hamilton's Opinion. -
EPILOGUE.—Rasori—Broussais-Expectant Medicine-Baptism of Apollo
-Water-Cure-Mesmerism-Clairvoyance-Movement-Cure-Alison on
Specifics-Medical Education- Abercrombie's Opinion-A Liberal Edu-
cation defined.

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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ÆSCULAPIUS, from a Statue in the Louvre
HIPPOCRATES, from a Bust
GALEN, from an ancient Dioscoridian Manuscript in the Imperial Library of

Vienna.

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VAN HELMONT, from a Print prefixed to his Works, 1682 .
HARVEY, from a Picture by Rennel, in the Collection of Dr. Mead
SYLVIUS DE LA Boe, from a Picture by Van Dalen, junior .
SYDENHAM, from the copy of the Bust prefixed to his Works
BOERHAAVE, from a Painting by Mandelaar
HALLER

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ERRATA.

Page 12, last line, for theme-honoured, read thence honoured. Page 34, line 6 from top, for The, read She.

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Adam a Physician- Darius and Democêdes-Cure of Telephus—Value of Pedi

gree- Æsculapius and his Sons—Surgeons at the Siege of Troy—How Germans Acted— Rome versus Greece—The Wise Men-Philosophers and Atheists.

THANKS to the labours of the great modern historians, the idea of progress has now become an essential element in the very conception of history. Any period, however long it may have lasted, in which no progress was made, is beyond the pale of historical investigation.

Like Chaos, as described by Milton, it is

" A dark
Illimitable ocean without bound,
Without dimension, where length, breadth, and light,
And time, and place, are lost. * * *

The womb of nature, and perhaps her grave."' 2
Medicine, regarded as an art, remained in this chaotic

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i From a statue in the Louvre.

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? Paradise Lost, Book II.

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