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The philosophy of medicine : or, medical extracts on the nature of health and disease, including the laws of the animal œconomy, and the doctrines of pneumatic medicine. By a friend to improvements. ...

Author: Robert John Thornton
Publisher: London : Printed by C. Whittingham, for T. Cox, and H.D. Symonds : Sold also by J. Johnson ; Murray and Highley ; Evans ; Richardson ; Cuthell ; and Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh, 1799-1800.
Series: Eighteenth century collections online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
Publication:Medical Heritage Library
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 35032070
(OCoLC)14842557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert John Thornton
OCLC Number: 85866067
Notes: A friend to improvements = Robert John Thornton.
Vols. 3 and 5 are dated 1800.
Originally published in 1794 as 'Medical extracts'.
Reproduction of original from the Countway Library of Medicine.
Description: 1 online resource (5 volumes, plates) : portraits
Contents: I. The progress of medicine --
The progress of chemistry --
II. Our relationship to light, heat, food, exercise, and all the variety of mental emotion --
The first law of animal oeconomy: that health is maintained by a due proportion of stimuli, withe the history of those diseases arising from the superabundance of natural stimuli, and the proper method of cure III. Indirect stimuli and the Second Law "that an accumulation of irritability ensues from a deficiency of direct stimuli. deseases of asthenia, or weakness --
IV. Third Law, "that the excessive action of stimuli exhausts the irritable principle in the blood" or different poisons and antidote --
V. Third Law continued, shewing the rise and progress of Pneumatic medicine --
Animal and vegetable poisons --
V. Other contagious disorders --
Pneumatic medicine.
Series Title: Eighteenth century collections online.
Other Titles: Medical extracts

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