A Disquisition On The Ancient History Of Medicine; Comprising Critical Notices Of The Origin Of…

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byThomas Lee Wright

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1855 Excerpt: ... A DISQUISITION ON THE ANCIENT HISTORY OP MEDICINE. CHAPTER I. THE UTILITY OF THE STUDY OP ANCIENT HISTORY. Disposition to underrate the wisdom of the Ancients--Causes of it--Bigotry--Vanity--No progressive maturity of the Human Mind from age.to age---The scope of Mind, in all ages of the world, infinite; also, in all ages of the individual--Historical Illustrations--Intellectual Pride of the age, injurious to its progress--History an Unerring Exemplar of Human Nature. Much has been written in derogation of the wisdom of the ancients. It is a weakness, with some, to believe that but little good can result from a study of the characters and precepts of antiquity; because, in the remote periods of the world, the light of modern civilization did not shine, and the effulgence of the later and purer systems of religion was unseen. Alarm, lest too much admiration of the characters of the more illustrious men of the ancient world may exert a hurtful influence upon the religious faith of the student, exists in the breasts of many eminent men of the present time. So far, indeed, has an antipathy to the ancients been carried, that the Classics are interdicted in not a few seminaries of learning in Christian communities. This is exhibiting a spirit as narrow and selfish as the most bigoted could desire. However sufficient the Koran may appear to the disciple of Mahomet for all the exigencies of justice, of law, of religion, and morals; and, however true it is, that the Bible is an ample guide in every moral relation between man and man, and man and the Creator--it is certain that neither the Koran or the Bible is sufficient to guide man in the various relations which he bears to the physical and intellectual world. It is scarcely necessary to appeal to universal experi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1855 Excerpt: ... A DISQUISITION ON THE ANCIENT HISTORY OP MEDICINE. CHAPTER I. THE UTILITY OF THE STUDY OP ANCIENT HISTORY. Disposition to underr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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