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Lessons from the history of medical delusions / by Worthington Hooker.
Hooker, Worthington, 1806-1867, creator
Benedict, Charles W., printer.
Rhode Island Medical Society
Baker & Scribner, publisher.
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectLocation
Countway Medicine

Networked Resource
Place of Origin
New York
Baker & Scribner
v, [3]-105 p. ; 22 cm.



R133 .H6

W1 RH521 no.13 1850
Quackery ;  History of Medicine ;  Medical misconceptions ;  Homeopathy ;  Delusions ;  Superstitions ;  United StatesNew YorkNew York

Medical Education and Practice

The curative power of nature [Stahl] -- Cullen's vis medicatrix naturae -- The tar waters of Bishop Berkeley -- Perkins tractors -- The weapon ointment -- "Preventatives" for hydrophobia -- The homoeopathist [homeopathy] -- Pneumatic medicine -- The vitalist -- The disposition to adopt exclusive notions and views -- The disposition to run to extremes -- The disposition [of medical writers] to overstate the truth -- The disposition to theorize, instead of encountering the labor of strict observation -- The popular disposition to fashion in diseases and their remedies -- A fondness for giving to a disease a local habitation and a name -- The disposition to rely upon loose analogies in the search for truth -- Medical delusions of the present time: An undue fondness for new things; a disposition to put a low value on the medical profession -- Thompsonianism and Homoeopathy.
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  Lessons from the history of medical delusions
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  Fiske Fund prize dissertation ; no. 13
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