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Journal of Social Science (Volume 31); Containing the Proceedings of the American Association (Paperback) Loot Price: R247
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Journal of Social Science (Volume 31); Containing the Proceedings of the American Association (Paperback): American Social...
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Journal of Social Science (Volume 31); Containing the Proceedings of the American Association (Paperback)

American Social Science Association, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: HEALTH DEPARTMENT ADDRESS RECENT PROGRESS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE. ADDRESS BY FREDERICK PETERSON, M.D., OF NEW YORK, CHAIRMAN OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT AMERICAN SOCIAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION INSTRUCTOR IN NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASES, COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, NEW YORK; PROFESSOR OF NERVOUS DISEASES, UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT. [Read Sept. 6, 1893.] A great deal of general interest has of late years been taken in medical and surgical subjects by laymen; and this is not surprising, since the advances and discoveries that have been made are such as to command attention because of their novelty and startling character. Surgery, it is true, has always been more or less of an exact science; and even in ancient times very serious operations were successfully undertaken, which are nowadays often considered modern. Thus the Hindus in prehistoric periods practised ovariotomy; and not long ago I saw and examined an ancient Peruvian skull upon which, during life, the operation of trepanning had been performed. The surgeon has to do with objective, tangible things; and his work really differs little from that of the cabinet-maker or joiner, save that, instead of wood, he manipulates living tissues that bleed and inflame. The same character of skill and handiwork is required, though the surgeon must work more delicately, be more cleanly, and be more rapid in his movements. Surgery having been so exact a science since its earliest origin, its progress has not been perhaps so remarkable as that of Medicine; though there have been epochs in its advance undreamed of in the remote ages of the past. Such, for instance, was the discovery of anaesthesia, within fifty years only, making it possible for patients to undergo operations the very pain of which might under former conditions...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: American Social Science Association • Franklin Benjamin Sanborn
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-85699-7
Barcode: 9780217856997
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-85699-3

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