Medical Greek; Collection Of Papers On Medical Onomatology And A Grammatical Guide To Learn Modern…

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byAchilles Rose

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. Lombroso has called the deep rooted inclination of mankind to combat new ideas "misoneismus"; for this barbarous term let us substitute a correct name: "misocainia." In medicine, as in other sciences, many new things are brought up from time to time which, later on, are recognized as new errors; this explains why new ideas are received with caution, even with suspicion; but this is nothing morbid and cannot rightly be called misocainia. We can speak of misocainia only when the motives of the opposition against new ideas are prejudice, selfishness, and indolence--the archenemies of all progress--and we classify misocainia as phrenitis sui generis in cases in which it develops to such a degree that men of science, of exalted position, lose the sense of truth and honor and degrade themselves by the employment of unworthy means in order to suppress a new idea or intrigue against and injure those who have promulgated a new truth. Of this form of phrenitis examples exist in the history of medicine. Misocainia, so long as it is not manifested in a dishonorable manner, is natural, but misocainia expressed in malevolent misrepresentations is phrenitis. In an article which was published in Medical News December 3, 1904, I have undertaken to call attention to the role misocainia has played in the history of medicine. When the Code Napoleon, the work which soon excited the admiration of the whole civilized world, first appeared, the lawyers thought very little of it, saying: this is no law book, for it is written in such plain and simple language that a common man can understand it. As far as I could learn from history there has never been displayed any misocainia during the last hundred years while men of profound learning, great philologists among the phys...

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. Lombroso has called the deep rooted inclination of mankind to combat new ideas "misoneismus"; for this barbarous term...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217508677

ISBN - 13:9780217508674

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