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Formation of Academies of Science-Borelli-Medical Mechanics-Intro-
duction of Cinchona Bark-Its effect upon the general Mortality-Writings
against it-Cromwell's last Illness-Richard Talbot--Sydenham-His
Birth-place-His Military and Medical Career-His Writings- His rela-
tion to Hippocrates-His imitation of Nature-Treatment of Pleurisy—
Rheumatism and Blood-letting-We must discover Specifics--Selection
of a Remedy-Herald of Homoeopathy-His strange Prescriptions-The
Stahl and Hoffmann-Stahl a sour Metaphysician-Soul the only Living
Force in the Body-Roughly Handled by Haller-Darwin and Whytt-
Animal Spirits-Nervous Fluid-Theory of Stimulation-Hoffmann; his
Early Career-Theory of Spasms-Fuge Medicos et Medicamenta-Soul
and Spirit Identical-Boerhaave-His Birth-His World-wide Fame-
His Institution-Superficial and Plausible-Galvanism-Contraria con-
Haller-His Wonderful Acquirements as a Boy-His Travels-Professor
at Göttingen-His Labours-Doctrine of Irritability-New Definition of
Life-Cullen-His Birth-place and Early Education-Professor at Edin-
burgh-Sir James Mackintosh's Description of Edinburgh University-
Cullen's Wisdom-Use and Abuse of Theory-Definition of Life-On
Peruvian Bark-Denies its Specific Power-John Brown-Furore Excited
by His Doctrines-Brunonian Riots at Göttingen-Brown's Career-
Account of His System-Excitability, Exhausted and Accumulated-
His Theory of Life Of Health-Of Disease--Of Treatment-His Pre-
Fatal and Disfiguring effects of Small-pox-Jenner's Early Training-His
Personal Appearance-His Life in Gloucestershire-John Hunter on
Hedgehogs and Love-sickness-His Marriage-His Patience-Difficul-
ties of the Investigation-The Profession discourages him-He visits
London-Declines London and £10,000 a-year-Danger of Vaccination
from False Friends-Discussed in Parliament-Grants voted to Jenner-
Opposition he encountered-Dr. Mosely on its Horrors-Mosely-charity
suggests the proper Reward-Dr. Rowley backs Dr. Mosely-Vaccination
spreads to Greece- French Claims considered-Jenner's Death and
Hahnemann-His Birth-Early Education-Life at Leipzig-His Wander-
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
ESCULAPIUS, from a Statue in the Louvre
HIPPOCRATES, from a Bust
GALEN, from an ancient Dioscoridian Manuscript in the Imperial Library of
VAN HELMONT, from a Print prefixed to his Works, 1682.
SYLVIUS DE LA BOE, from a Picture by Van Dalen, junior.
HAHNEMANN, from a Medallion by David
Page 12, last line, for theme-honoured, read thence honoured.
Page 34, line 6 from top, for The, read She.
Adam a Physician-Darius and Democêdes-Cure of Telephus-Value of Pedigree-Esculapius 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
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
1 From a statue in the Louvre.
2 Paradise Lost, Book II.