Dr. John Brown; A Biography And A Criticism

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJohn Taylor Brown

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...his writing is didactic, not obtrusively didactic, yet thoughtfully and earnestly didactic. It may be said of him as Mr. Thackeray said of himself, that he set himself to preach to mankind. He discusses in a fine spirit of philosophical criticism the whole circle of subjects which bear upon the practice of medicine--the training of the medical man, the methods of thought, the style of observation, of inquiry and investigation, which best conduce to perfect skill and success in the artof healing; the ethics of medicine, too, and, in other words, the spirit in which the profession should be pursued--all these from the points of view of an experienced practical physician, and, as I have already remarked, are treated with a certain breadth of thought and intelligence which imparts to them an interest to other than medical men, and suggests much which is equally applicable to other professions and other spheres of active life, and even to inquirers in totally different spheres of investigation. I know of no book in which this whole subject is so pleasantly and effectively treated, with such justness of thought, such vivid lucidity, and such delightful fulness of apt and humorous illustration. 6. It is the writing of a man whose mind was remarkably open to all fine influence--to poetry, to pictorial art, to religious feeling, to whatever is beautiful or great or interesting in human character or human thought. Whatever was especially excellent in literature, whether imaginative, philosophical, or deep-thoughted in any form, never failed to attract his admiration; and in judging of it, his insight is always strikingly acute and true and immediate, as if he saw it all with his bodily eyes. The instinct both of truth and beauty was peculiarly strong in...

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...his writing is didactic, not obtrusively didactic, yet thoughtfully and earnestly didactic. It may be said of him as Mr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217203914

ISBN - 13:9780217203913

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