Medical Repository, Volume 6

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Page 429 - It is the object of a Pharmacopeia to select from among substances which possess medicinal power, those, the utility of which is most fully established and best understood; and to form from them preparations and compositions, in which their powers may be exerted to the greatest advantage.
Page 432 - Convention of 1850, when it shall be his duty to hand them over to such successor ; 2d, that in case of the death, resignation, or inability to act of the Secretary, his duties shall devolve upon the Assistant Secretary; and, 3d, that it be recommended to future Conventions to appoint their Secretary and Assistant Secretary from members residing in the District of Columbia.
Page 436 - Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one, Have ofttimes no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men, Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
Page 429 - The value of a Pharmacopoeia depends upon the fidelity with which it conforms to the best state of medical knowledge of the day. Its usefulness depends upon the sanction it receives from the medical community and the public, and the extent to which it governs the language and practice of those for whose use it is intended.
Page 205 - Observation on febrile contagion and on the means of improving the medical police of the city of New York.
Page 103 - ... of proficiency in the different branches of literature, science and art, according to rules to be determined by the bye-laws...
Page 433 - Pharmacopoeia ; and that these several institutions he requested to forward to the president, on or before the first day of April, 1829, the names of three persons thus designated by ballot; and the president of the Convention...
Page 432 - ... Pharmacopoeia to contain. In the present work, those native articles have been introduced which, were considered to possess qualities sufficiently important, or which, were found to be so much employed by practitioners, as to give them any claim to the character of standard medicines. In several instances native plants have been substituted for European ones of the same .genus, where their qualities were esteemed the same. " With a view of discriminating between articles of decided reputation...
Page 334 - ... not communicated, or very rarely so, from one to another. But in an impure air, rendered so by the decomposition of animal and vegetable substances, as takes place in low marshy countries, or by concentrated human effluvia, as in camps, jails, hospitals, or on ship-board, they are rendered not only extremely malignant and mortal in themselves, but become communicable to others who approach the sick, or breathe the same atmosphere, which has become assimilated to the poison introduced, insomuch...
Page 312 - They allege that the powers ami resources of nature in the human, as in the brute creation, are all-sufficient; that we do not possess such a power over the agencies of nature, nor such a knowledge of their application, as to constitute an art; that the history of this pretended art in all ages, so teems with the fanciful influence of superstitious observances, the imaginary virtues of medicines, with nugatory, delusive, inefficient, and capricious practices, fallacious and sophistical reasonings,...

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