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" I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, — and all the worse for the fishes. "
Report - Page 308
by New Hampshire. State Board of Health, New Hampshire. State Department of Health - 1883
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 66

1890
...cargo of the drugs which used to be considered the natural food of sick people, went to the bottom of the sea, it would be " all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes." If I had not put that snapper on the end of my whip-lash, I might have got off without the ill temper...
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American Medical Gazette and Journal of Health, Volume 11, Part 1

1859
...number of noxious drugs. " If the whole materia medica, as now used, could be thrown into the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes." We can make an exception of opium, " which the Creator seems to prescribe, as we often see the scarlet...
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Pamphlets - Homoeopathic, Volume 4

1859
...palliative medicines, says, " If the whole materia medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the fishes." In addition to the cures effected by allopathic physicians with specific and empirical remedies (wherein...
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The National Quarterly Review, Volumes 33-34

1876
...aenesthesia, and I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the fishes." 0. W. Homes, MD, Currents ami Counter-Currents in Medical Science, pp. 38-9. — A statement which...
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Currents and Counter-currents in Medical Science: With Other Addresses and ...

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1861 - 406 pages
...and I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, — and all the worse for the fishes. But to justify this proposition, I must add that the injuries inflicted by over-medication are to a...
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The Monthly Journal of the American Unitarian Association, Volume 2

American Unitarian Association - 1861
...that if the whole Materia Medica, as now used, with a few exceptions, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the fishes. Dr. Holmes states also the remarkable fact, that the simple method of ventilation, proposed by Dr....
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The New England Medical Gazette, Volume 4

1869
...young doctor replies : "Professor Oliver says, ' Were the whole materia medico, sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the fishes.' '' And so he stands helplessly looking on. How different these views from those of Hahnemann, who " could...
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Right and Duty of Prohibition: Argument Before a Joint Special Committee of ...

Alonzo Ames Miner - 1867 - 122 pages
...and I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes." I do not undertake to say that this is a sound practical conclusion ; but I do say that the question...
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Reports on the Subject of a License Law

Massachusetts. General Court. Joint special committee on license law - 1867 - 898 pages
...wine and throw out opium, and if all the rest of the drugs were sunk into the bottom of the ocean, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes." Q. (By Mr. ANDREW.) To what school of medicine do you belong ? A. I graduated at Harvard College. Q....
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The Chicago Medical Journal, Volume 25

1868
...and I firmly believe that if the whole Materia Medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind — and all the worse for the fishes." Further on in the same address, he says, "but if the Materia Medica were lost overboard, how much more...
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