A History of the Massachusetts General Hospital: (To August 5, 1851.)

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Страница 683 - And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were -possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
Страница 220 - As nitrous oxide in its extensive operation appears capable of destroying physical pain, it may probably be used with advantage during surgical operations in which no great effusion of blood takes place...
Страница 560 - Iowa, as principal of the high school. Neither the occupation nor the country promised satisfaction and he returned East, entering upon the study of the law in the office of the late Alonzo P. Carpenter of Bath, subsequently associate justice and later chief justice of the Supreme Court, then at the height of his career as a practising attorney, and ranking among the first in the coterie of able lawyers then adorning the Grafton County bar — a man the keenness of whose intellect...
Страница 218 - The knife is searching for disease, the pulleys are dragging back dislocated limbs, nature herself is working out the primal curse which doomed the tenderest of her creatures to the sharpest of her trials, but the fierce extremity of suffering has been steeped in the waters of forgetfulness, and the deepest furrow in the knotted brow of agony has been smoothed forever.
Страница 281 - It has never (to our knowledge) been known until our discovery, that the inhalation of such vapors (particularly those of sulphuric ether) would produce insensibility to pain, or such a state of quiet of nervous action as to render a person or animal incapable to a great extent, if not entirely, of experiencing pain while under the action of the knife, or other instrument of operation of a surgeon, calculated to produce pain. This is our discovery...
Страница 44 - Toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead (and set him at his own right hand, in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world but in that which is to come.
Страница 124 - Lovering, it was voted that the sum of one thousand dollars be appropriated for the publications of the Academy for the ensuing year. On motion of Professor Treadwell, it was voted that the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be placed at the disposal of the Committee on Meteorology, for the purchase of a safe for the use of the Academy. Also, that eleven hundred dollars be appropriated for general expenses, and seven hundred dollars for the purchase of books for the Library, during the ensuing...
Страница 220 - Pearson on the inhalation of ether," also " a letter from one of Dr. Thornton's patients, in which the patient himself gives an account of the inhalation of ether, by Dr. Thornton's advice, and its effects in a case of pectoral catarrh. He says, ' It gave almost immediate relief both to the oppression and pain in the chest.' On a second trial, he says he inhaled two tea-spoonfuls of ether, which, he adds, ' gave immediate relief as before, and I very soon after fell asleep, and had a good night's...
Страница 321 - Pare, and Louis, and Dessault, and Cheselden, and Hunter, and Cooper could see what our eyes daily witness, how would they long to come among us, and perform their exploits once more! And with what fresh vigor does the living surgeon, who is ready to resign the scalpel, grasp it, and wish again to go through his career under the new auspices!

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