This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... CLASS I. PHYSIOLOGY,MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... CLASS I. PHYSIOLOGY, ANATOMY, ETC.
This class contains twenty-eight books, and embraces an account of every thing connected with the human body, from its first formation of elementary matter- together with much physiological inquiry as to respiration, the pulse, muscular motion, generation, &c., all highly interesting, and containing the germs of many of the theories, or rather hypotheses of the present period. The First Class consists of those works of Galen, that may be considered as chiefly belonging to Physiology- wherein is to be found abundant matter for speculation, as well as much of a practical nature.
Here are nearly thirty distinct tracts, some consisting of several books or chapters- and in point of interest, scarcely yielding to any writings downwards to the present time. Sterne says, I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and cry, tis all barren---and so it is: and so is all the world to him who will not cultivate the fruits it offers.--(Sentimental Journey.) And in like manner, I would say, that whoever could read this class of Galens writings, without feeling his whole soul pressing forward, sympathetically, to pay his respectful homage to the greatest ornament of the medical profession, must be incapable of appreciating truth and merit, because appearing in an ancient dress- whilst he receives with avidity, the plagiarisms and dicta of our schools- unconscious, that what is praiseworthy therein, is mostly derived from ancient authority, which their teachers profess to despise!
whilst what is the reverse, is generally of domestic manufacture!--Ed., INDEX OF THE VARIOUS BOOKS OF THIS FIRST CLASS. 1. Galeni, De Elementis, Lib. 2. 2. De Temperamentis, Lib. 3. 3. De Natura humana. 4. De Atrabile. 5. De...