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Lessons from the history of medical delusions.

Author: Worthington Hooker; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.),; American Foundation for Homoeopathy,
Publisher: New York, Baker & Scribner, 1850.
Series: Rhode Island Medical Society.; Fiske Fund.; Prize dissertation
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hooker, Worthington, 1806-1867.
Lessons from the history of medical delusions.
New York : Baker & Scribner, 1850
(OCoLC)663269067
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Worthington Hooker; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.),; American Foundation for Homoeopathy,
OCLC Number: 1809755
Description: 105 pages.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Rhode Island Medical Society.; Fiske Fund.; Prize dissertation

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