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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 Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes: Medical essays, 1842-1882

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1891
...which were then often given needlessly and in excess, as then 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." This was too bad. The sentence was misquoted, quoted without its qualifying conditions, and frightened...
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The Deseret Weekly, Volume 43

1891
...nine-tenths of all medicines, patent, proprietary and otherwise, in the world were pouied into the ocean, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes; and the best physician can do little without good nursing, and thus aid nature in throwing off* disease. ESQUIMO...
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MEDICAL ESSAYS

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMS - 1891
...which were then often given needlessly and in excess, as then 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." This was too bad. The sentence was misquoted, quoted without its qualifying conditions, and frightened...
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Over the Teacups, Volume 4

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1891 - 319 pages
...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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Physician and Surgeon: A Professional Medical Journal, Volume 14

1892
...a mud-puddle. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes in speaking on this subject says : " If all these mixtures were thrown into the sea it would be all the" better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes." This is where the homceopathist has grown into favor; not by his u similia similibus," but by simply...
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Medical essays 1842-1882

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
...which were then often given needlessly and in excess, as then 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." This was too bad. The sentence was misquoted, quoted without its qualifying conditions, and frightened...
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... The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes ...: Medical essays 1842-1882

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
...which were then often given needlessly and in excess, as then 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." This was too bad. The sentence was misquoted, quoted without its qualifying conditions, and frightened...
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Lawyers' Reports Annotated, Book 24

1894
...Medical Society, said: " 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 " It is the work of this profession that is sought to be protected by the act under consideration and...
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The True Science of Living: The New Gospel of Health. Practical and ...

Edward Hooker Dewey - 1894 - 323 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. " This was the only vocal utterance from the professor that was worth my while to remember, and it...
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Book News, Volume 13

1895
...of this recently Dr. Holmes recalled the storm of indignation which was raised by his famousepigram that if all the medicine in the world were thrown...for mankind and all the worse for the fishes. And then he laughed quietly as he remarked that now most of the profession practically agreed with him....
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