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The philosophy of medicine, or, Medical extracts on the nature of health and disease : including the laws of the animal oeconomy, and the doctrines of pneumatic medicine

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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837.
Philosophy of medicine, or, Medical extracts on the nature of health and disease.
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
(OCoLC)599752863
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert John Thornton
OCLC Number: 14842557
Notes: A friend to improvements = Robert John Thornton. Cf. ESTC.
Vols. 3 and 5 are dated 1800.
Originally published in 1794 as 'Medical extracts'.
With an index.
Some of the plates are hand-coloured.
Description: 5 v., [37] leaves of plates (9 folded) : ill., ports. (engravings) ; 22 cm. (8vo)
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.
Other Titles: Medical extracts
Medical extracts on the nature of health and disease
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