Elements of Medical Logick

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byGilbert Blane

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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.1821 Excerpt: ... of theory which it is the subject of this part of the present work to expose. The Author, therefore, feeling himself bound to exhibit an enumeration of what may be termed the elementary principles of life, that is of those properties and energies which constitute life, and are peculiar to it, as distinguished from inanimate matter, submits to the Profession the following, as the result of long and close meditation on the subject.--They may be arranged as follows: 1. The Generative. 2. The Conservative. 3. The Temperative. 4. The Assimilative. 5. The Formative. 6. The Restorative. 7. The Motive. 8. The Sensitive. 9. The Appetitive. 10. The Sympathetic. This statement differs both in its principle and matter, from any with which the Author is acquainted, inasmuch as it is not founded on an enumeration of functions, consisting in the play of the divers organs which constitute the frame of living organic bodies, and implying compound action and co-operation, but on principles pervading and actuating the whole system, and constituting the simple elements of these functions. It is meant to comprehend all the properties in which the essence of life consists, and which characterise and distinguish it from inanimate matter on the one hand, and from moral and intellectual nature on the other. If the enumeration is complete, it ought to embrace all the principles of disease as well as health, which can be brought under consideration; for if it includes the whole powers of life, all disease must consist, in the disorder of one or more of them. In this case, it might be made the basis both of a scheme of nosological arrangement, and of a plan of theoretical and practical instruction. And though this does not fall within the present scope of the Author whose intention it...

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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.1821 Excerpt: ... of theory which it is the subject of this part of the present work to expose. The Author, therefore, feeling himself bound to ex...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217470580

ISBN - 13:9780217470582

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