Dr. Jacobi's Works: Collected Essays, Addresses, Scientific Papers and Miscellaneous Writings of A. Jacobi ..., Volume 6

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Critic and guide Company, 1909

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Page 135 - I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.
Page 166 - I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, — and all the worse for the fishes.
Page 280 - The Foundling Asylum of the Sisters of Charity in the City of New York," but at that time it was changed to its present form.
Page 92 - They act on the sick by causing a disease similar to that which is to be combated, and which dissolves itself into this similar affection. The full doses required to cause symptoms in the well are too large to be employed as remedies for the sick. The healing power of a drug grows in an inverse proportion to its substance. He says literally: " Only potencies are homeopathic medicines.
Page 133 - The only vocation of the physician is to heal; theoretical knowledge is of no use. In a case of sickness he should only know what is curable, and the remedies. Of the diseases he cannot know anything except the symptoms. There are internal changes, but it is impossible to learn what they are; symptoms alone are accessible; with their removal by remedies the disease is removed.
Page 154 - Code as a law-book, as noue was required to guide our methods of intercourse, the observance of the rules valid amongst gentlemen became even stricter in the profession of the State of New York than ever before. The result was, however, that our affiliation with the American Medical Association was interrupted. But such has been the gradual change of public opinion that the American Medical Association saw its way two years ago to abolish the Code as a law-book enforcing obedience and to recommend...
Page 388 - The brains of criminals exhibit a deviation from the normal type, and criminals are to be viewed as an anthropological variety of their species, at least among the cultured races.
Page 133 - ... prepared and used for the purpose. One day Mesmer, having bled a patient, accidentally passed his hand over the cicatrix, or lance puncture, and observed that his hand produced the exact results, which had hitherto been produced by the magnets. Mesmer, from the nature of his inaugural thesis "On the Influence of the Planets on the Human Body...
Page 166 - Throw out opium and a few specifics which our art did not discover and is hardly needed to apply ; throw out wine which is a food and the vapors which produce the miracle of anesthesia, and I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica as now used, could be sunk in the bottom of the sea, it would be better for mankind and worse for the fishes.
Page 167 - It is not of the slightest interest to the patient to know whether three or three and a quarter cubic inches of his lung are hepatized. His mind is not occupied with thinking of the curious problems which are to be solved by his own autopsy, — whether this or that strand of the spinal marrow is the seat of this or that form of degeneration. He wants something to relieve his pain, to mitigate...

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