American Medical Biography: Or, Memoirs of Eminent Physicians who Have Flourished in America. To which is Prefixed a Succinct History of Medical Science in the United States, from the First Settlement of the Country, Volume 2

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Richardson & Lord, 1828 - Medicine - 716 pages

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This is an absolutely fabulous source book for the unusual study of early American physicians.
It offers brief information on the life and times of each doctor, and enough biographical material in
these short paragraphs on so many of our great early doctors, to keep the reader very interested.
I doubt you would pick it up to read through but I am happy to have it in my library because you cannot easily find this information.


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Page 3 - Yet not to thine eternal resting-place Shalt thou retire alone — nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant world — with kings, The powerful of the earth — the wise, the good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre.
Page 179 - t was — I ; I forged the letter, I disposed the picture ; I hated, I despised, and I destroy.' I ask, my lords, whether the revengeful temper attributed, by poetic fiction only, to the bloody African, is not surpassed by the coolness and apathy of the wily American.
Page 188 - Trustee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, of the University of the State of New-York...
Page 180 - Without any question being asked, the letters were delivered. The clerk, doubtless, supposed him to be an authorized person from some other public office. Dr. Williamson immediately carried them to Dr. Franklin, and the next day left London for Holland.
Page 157 - ... the window of the room in which they were assembled was open, and near a spout which extended from the roof of the building to the ground, he went to the top of the house, slid down to the eaves, seized the spout, and when he had descended as far as the window, threw himself into the chamber among them. At that instant the spout, which was decayed and weak, gave way and fell to the ground. He looked at it without emotion, said that it had served his purpose, and began to take his part in the...
Page 217 - Hutchinson's letters were deposited in an office different from that in which they ought regularly to have been placed ; and having understood that there was little exactness in the transaction of the business of that office, (it is believed it was the office of a particular department of the treasury,) he immediately repaired to it, and addressed himself to the chief clerk, not finding the principal within.
Page 178 - ... nothing then will acquit Dr. Franklin of the charge of obtaining them by fraudulent or corrupt means for the most malignant of purposes, unless he stole them from the person who stole them.7 This argument is irrefragable.
Page 161 - If the statue of Brutus was placed among those of the gods who were the preservers of Roman freedom, should not that of Warren fill a lofty niche in the temple reared to perpetuate the remembrance of our birth as a nation...
Page 183 - But, said he, if I have lived until a flag will not protect me, I have outlived my country ; and, in that case, have lived one day too long. To this observation, no reply was made — he obtained a pass, and the necessary instructions. He remained two months with the enemy in Camden, during which time he rendered very essential services to the prisoners committed to his care. Such, too, was the estimation in which the medical skill of Dr. Williamson was held by the enemy, that during the illness...
Page 67 - There are other qualities which entitle Dr. Rush to our respect and esteem. In private life his disposition and deportment were in the highest degree exemplary. Admired and courted for his intellectual endowments, he riveted the affections of all those who enjoyed the pleasure of an intimate acquaintance. The affability of his manners, the aminbleness of his temper, and the benevolence of his character were ever conspicuous.

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