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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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How Not to be Sick: A Sequel to "Philosophy of Eating"

Albert Jones Bellows - 1869 - 363 pages
...professor firmly believes " 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." He does offer to " throw out " wine and opium, which Hippocrates undoubtedly used, and the anaesthetic...
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An Address delivered before the Medical Society of the County of Kings

J. H. Hobart Burge - 1871 - 27 pages
...Medication. A facetious Yankee doctor, well-known to the readers of light literature, once said : " If all the medicine in the world were thrown into...better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes." Many regarded this as a slur upon the medical profession, and as an attempt on the part of the author...
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Transactions, Volume 9

Homœopathic Medical Society of the State of New York - 1871
...specifics, wine and anaesthetics, "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." The following apologue, says the great D'Alembert, related by a physician, a man of wit and philosophy,...
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Trial of William Bushnell, M.D.

1873 - 60 pages
...believe that if the whole materia medica as now used [the italics are his] 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. James Rush, of Philadelphia, a distinguished physician, says :' " Upon these points, and bearing...
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The Medical Brief: A Monthly Journal of Scientific Medicine and ..., Volume 38

1910
...— Austin Flint. "I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes." — Oliver Wendell Holmes. "Gentlemen, ninety-nine out of every hundred medical facts are medical lies,...
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The Dental Cosmos, Volume 19

J. D. White, John Hugh McQuillen, George Jacob Ziegler, James William White, Edward Cameron Kirk, Lovick Pierce Anthony - 1877
...decay in human teeth ? A distinguished physician is credited with the remark, that if all medicine were thrown into the sea it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the fishes. As dentistry is practiced today, even including all who are engaged in it, such a remark concerning...
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The New England Medical Gazette, Volume 12

1877
...says, "Take out opium, take out a few specifics, and if all the drugs in the Materia Medica were cast into the sea it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes." Medicine is yet in its infancy, just coming from the darkness of ignorance and clouds of superstition....
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The Child of Promise: Or, The Isaac of Medicine and Ishmael, the Half ...

William Mellen Cate - 1881 - 280 pages
...and sulphuric ether, I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes." methods tested the truth of all propositions or discoveries by mental intuition solely, without the...
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Turkish Bath Hand Book

George F. Adams (M.D.) - 1881 - 242 pages
..." 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!" There is more novelty and boldness in another theory that has been promulgated by a Dr dotting, in...
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The British Homoeopathic Review, Volume 26

1882
...and sulphuric ether, I firmly believe that if the whole Materia Medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the fishes." Hufeland said,. " Homoeopathy is the grave of science." He might have said with much more truth, "Medicine...
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