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Сторінка 250 - but if the numbers be equal on each side, then the decision should rest with the attending physician. It may, moreover, sometimes happen, that two physicians cannot agree in their views of the nature of a case, and the treatment to be pursued. This is a circumstance much to be deplored, and should always
Сторінка 248 - 3. In consultations, the attending physician should be the first to propose the necessary questions to the sick ; after which the consulting physician should have the opportunity to make such farther inquiries of the patient as may be necessary to satisfy him of the true character of the case. Both physicians should then retire to a private
Сторінка 28 - table-turners, mesmerists, and such like ? Has it not, however, always been so ? Does not Bacon himself tell us, that " the weakness and credulity of men is such, as they will often prefer a mountebank or witch before a learned physician,
Сторінка 248 - one first in attendance should communicate the directions agreed upon to the patient or his friends, as well as any opinions which it may be thought proper to express. But no statement or discussion of it should take place before the patient or his friends, except in the presence of all the faculty attending, and by their common consent; and no
Сторінка 32 - notes of their more important cases. Lord Bacon has well observed, in speaking of the deficiencies of physicians— " The first is the discontinuance of the ancient and serious diligence of Hippocrates, which used to set down a narrative of the special cases of his
Сторінка 173 - the first, systolic, caused by the régurgitation of the blood from the ventricle into the auricle ; the second, diastolic, and due to the impediment to the passage of the blood from the auricle to the ventricle ; it is but rarely heard, however. The murmur or murmurs will be
Сторінка 247 - an honorarium be offered, it should not be declined; for no pecuniary obligation ought to be imposed, which the party receiving it would wish not to incur. Art. III.—Of the duties of Physicians as respects vicarious offices.
Сторінка 246 - and, on emergencies, for which no professional man should be unprepared, a steady hand, an acute eye, and an unclouded head may be essential to the well-being, and even to the life, of a
Сторінка 26 - The constitution of the human mind is such that the acquisition of knowledge can only be very gradual. Just as there is no royal road to learning, so there is no rapid method of gaining experience ; and he who wishes to excel must not only work assiduously, but must be careful that he toils in the right direction.