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The freedom of science in the modern state : A discourse delivered at the third general meeting of the 50th conference of the German Association of Naturalists and Physicians at Munich, on the 22nd of September, 1877. With a new pref. by the author. Translated from the German, with the author's sanction.
- Virchow, Rudolf, 1821-1902.
Pulsatilla vulgaris Mill. Ranunculaceae. Pasque flower. Distribution: Europe. Lindley (1838) and Woodville (1790) knew this as Anemone pulsatilla, the common name being Pasque (Easter) Flower. At the end of the 18th century it was recommended for blindness, cataracts, syphilis, strokes and much more, treatments which, as was clear to physicians at the time, were valueless. Gerard (1633) writes: ‘They serve only for the adorning of gardens and garlands, being floures of great beauty’. It is in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, all members of which are poisonous. It was recommended, by mouth, for ‘obstinate case of taenia’ (tapeworms). One hopes it was more toxic to the worm than the patient. Flowers with a central disc and radiating florets were regarded as being good for eye complaints under the Doctrine of Signatures. Porta (1588) writes (translated): ‘Argemone [Papaver argemone], and anemone, have flowers of this shape, from this they cure ulcers and cloudiness of the cornea’. There were occupational diseases even before there were words like pneumoconiosis, and Lindley writes that ‘the powder of the root causes itching of the eyes, colic and vomiting, if in pulverising it the operator do not avoid the fine dust which is driven up.’ Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
- Dr Henry Oakeley
A letter from a physician in London to his friend in the country; giving an account of the Montpellier practice in curing the venereal disease. Wherein the certainty, ease, and safety of that method above any other yet discover'd; and the inefficacy, danger, and ill consequences of the common way by salivation, are fully demonstrated
- Brown, Richard (Physician)
An inquiry into the nature and causes of lateral deformity of the spine : in reference, more especially, to the pernicious effects of certain moral and physical influences, resulting from the modern system of female education : with practical hints for the prevention and cure of this affection
- Duffin, Edward W. 1800-1874.
Modern domestic cookery, and useful receipt book : containing the most approved directions for purchasing, preserving and cooking meat, fish, poultry, game, &c. in all their varieties. Trussing and carving: preparing soups, gravies, sauces, made dishes, potting, pickling, &c. With all the branches of pastry and confectionary. A complete family physician. Instructions to servants for the best methods of performing their various duties. The art of making British wines, brewing, baking, &c.
- Hammond, Elizabeth.