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Page 280 - By EDWARD ELLIS, MD, late Senior Physician to the Victoria Hospital for Sick Children.
Page 381 - Oh ! for a glance at the profession half a century hence, when man, enlightened and refined by education and redeemed from the thraldom of ignorance and superstition, shall reflect more perfectly than he now does the image of his Maker. I thank you, Mr. Chairman, and you, gentlemen, who have honored me with your presence here this evening, for the patience and attention with which you have listened to my rambling remarks. Allow me, before I take my seat, to wish you, one and all, prosperity and happiness...
Page 386 - To avoid this dampness, the soil should be porous and sandy, a loose soil of sufficient porosity to permit the rapid filtering of water from its surface, so that after a heavy rain-fall the surface will soon become dry. All clay soil drains slowly and imperfectly, and the peculiar dampness arises which acts so unfavorably on phthisical invalids. Laennec states that the dampness arising from such a condition of soil is one of the most certain developing causes of phthisis, and he makes mention of...
Page 39 - It contains a great deal of information upon the subjects of which it treats, in a convenient and condensed form. Each division is well illustrated, thereby rendering the text doubly clear.
Page 13 - ... salicylic acid fails not only to remove, but even markedly to modify, the intensity of the infectious quality of those substances. Hence, since salicylic acid in even a minute percentage is capable of permanently suspending the vital activity of bacteria, the inference is that the infectious quality of diphtheritic membrane upon the system of the rabbit is not correlated to the vital activity of the bacteria present in such membrane.
Page 108 - There shall be at the seat of Government a Department of Agriculture, the general design and duties of which shall be to acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and to procure, propagate, and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants.
Page 380 - It has been said that youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, and old age a regret.
Page 326 - States in sanitary matters, to prevent the introduction and spread of contagions and infectious diseases from foreign countries into the United States and from one State into any other State by means of commercial intercourse, or upon and along the lines of inter-State trade and travel.
Page 253 - ... 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 to them, or whenever, in the opinion of the board, such advice may tend to the preservation and improvement of the public health.