Mirror of Literature,  5 (1825), 332–34.

Origins and Inventions. No. IV

F R—y


Regular Feature, Miscellaneous

[1] Early Paper


Natural History, Invention

[3] Medicine


Medical Treatment, History of Science, Quackery, Medical Practitioners, Expertise

People mentioned:

Hippocrates of Cos , Galen , Hermes Trismegistus

    After briefly touching on the introduction of medicine in different cultures, the writer criticises the quackery prevalent in modern London, and regrets the passing of the punishments that were formerly directed at such 'empiricism' in England. The writer concludes by advising that the treatment of diseases should be committed to 'the only proper hands, the intelligent and experienced practitioner' (334).

See also:

ML1/1/24/1 , ML1/1/25/3 , ML1/1/27/2 , ML1/1/28/1 , ML1/1/29/1

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