Transactions of the 1st, 2nd, 4th-17th congress, Page 103, Volume 3

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Page xix - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Page 433 - My first duty this evening is to thank you for the honour you have conferred upon me in electing me your President for the ensuing year.
Page 642 - It is essential to the exercise of such a power " (that is the power of making a will) " that a testator shall understand the nature of the act and its effects ; shall understand the extent of the property of which he is disposing ; shall be able to comprehend and appreciate the claims to which he ought to give effect ; and, with a view to the latter object, that no disorder of the mind shall poison his affections, pervert his sense of right, or prevent the exercise of...
Page 584 - In my evidence before Mr. Dillwyn's Select Committee in 1877 I was examined at some length on this question, and I stated- that, but for my experience as Lord Chancellor's Visitor, and if I had not personally watched their cases, I could never have believed that patients who were such confirmed lunatics could be treated in priratt * Macmillan & Co.
Page 213 - Semon (F.) .Clinical remarks on the proclivity of the abductor fibres of the recurrent laryngeal nerve to become affected sooner than the adductor fibres, or even exclusively, in cases of undoubted central or peripheral injury or disease of the roots or trunks of the pneumo-gastric, spinal accessory, or recurrent nerves.
Page 506 - ... portion of the whole sum of knowledge has become as much as even a large mind can hold and duly cultivate. Many of us must, for practical life, have a fair acquaintance with many parts of our science, but none can hold it all ; and for complete knowledge, or for research, or for safely thinking out beyond what is known, no one can hope for success unless by limiting himself within the few divisions of the science for which, by nature or by education, he is best fitted.
Page 346 - There can be no difference of opinion as to the value of this operation, when there is fluid behind the membrana tympani.
Page 506 - In truth, the fault of specialism is not in narrowness, but in the shallowness and the belief in self-sufficiency with which it is apt to be associated. If the field of any specialty in science be narrow, it can be dug deeply. In science, as in mining, a very narrow shaft, if only it be carried deep enough, may reach the richest stores of wealth and find use for all the appliances of scientific art.
Page 70 - (c.) To simplify the methods as much as possible. " On large ships, many sailors not required for the helm, or to be responsible for the look-out, may be admitted without certificate of examination : but as it will be in the interest of all to be possessed of such a certificate, which would represent a higher competency, it may be expected that many would themselves seek for it, from whom it would not necessarily be demanded, and facilities for obtaining it should at all times be at hand in maritime...
Page 579 - ... the absence of all such restraints is naturally and necessarily associated with treatment such as that of lunatics ought to be, one which substitutes mental for bodily control, and is governed in all its details by the purpose of preventing mental excitement, or of soothing it before it bursts out into violence. He urged this with feeling and persuasive eloquence, and gave in proof of it the results of his own experiment at Hanwell. For, from the time that all mechanical restraints were abolished,...

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