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Σελίδα 83 - Philadelphia, in which lie soon became eminently distinguished. Few men have entered the profession in any age or country with more numerous qualifications as a physician, than those possessed by Dr. Rush. His gentleness of manner, his sympathy with the distressed, his kindness to the poor, his varied and extensive erudition, his professional acquirements, and his faithful attention to the sick, all united in procuring for him the esteem, the respect, and the confidence of his fellow citizens, and...
Σελίδα 75 - ... electrified. The phenomena which ensued Were exceedingly curious and instructive. Independent of the decomposition of a small part of the water, which of course took place in the usual manner, the principal part of it obeyed the impulse of the voltaic current from the positive to the negative wire, first overcoming the resistance occasioned by the compact texture of the bladder, so as in about half an hour to have brought the water in both cells to the same level, and afterwards overcoming the...
Σελίδα 82 - I have acquired and received nothing from the world which I prize so highly as the religious principles which I inherited from you, and I possess nothing that I value so much as the innocence and purity of your characters.
Σελίδα 129 - Manual of Mineralogy. By Robert Jameson, Professor of Natural History in the University of Edinburgh, &c. 8vo. 15s.
Σελίδα 174 - It is certain, however, that, within this last century, the sea has made such an impression upon the sands of Barrey, on the northern side of the Tay, that the light-houses at the entrance of the river, which were formerly erected at the southern extremity of Button-ness...
Σελίδα 82 - The next succeeding six years of his life were devoted to the study of medicine, under the direction of Dr. John Redman, at that time an eminent practitioner in the city of Philadelphia. Upon commencing the study of medicine, the writings of Hippocrates were among the very first works which attracted his attention ; and, as an evidence of the early impression...
Σελίδα 84 - Dr. Kuhn, he was chosen to the united professorships of the theory and practice of physic and of clinical medicine, which he held the remainder of his life. To the success with which these several branches of medicine were taught by Dr.
Σελίδα 87 - But the virtues of the heart, like the faculties of his mind, were also in continued exercise for the benefit of his fellow men ; while the numerous humane, charitable, and religious associations, which do honour to the city of Philadelphia, bear testimony to the philanthropy and piety which animated the bosom of their departed benefactor, let it also be remembered, that, as with the good Samaritan, the poor were the objects of his peculiar care , and that in the latter, and more prosperous years...