An Essay on the Antiquity of Hindoo Medicine: Including an Introductary Lecture to the Course of Materia Medica and Therapeutics Delivered at King's College

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W.H. Allen, 1837 - 196페이지
 

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151 페이지 - In seven days from the present time, O thou tamer of enemies, the three worlds will be plunged in an ocean of death; but, in the midst of the destroying waves, a large vessel, sent by me for thy use, shall stand before thee. Then shalt thou take all medicinal herbs, all the variety of seeds: and, accompanied by seven saints, encircled by pairs of all brute animals, thou shalt enter the spacious ark, and continue in it secure from the flood, on one immense ocean, without light except the radiance...
180 페이지 - But to say that the Hindoos or Mussulmans are deficient in any essential feature of a civilized people, is an assertion which I can scarcely suppose to be made by any who have lived with them. Their manners are at least as pleasing and courteous as those in the corresponding stations of life among ourselves...
145 페이지 - ... where were white, green, and blue hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black marble.
56 페이지 - that there is reason to conclude, from the imperfect opportunities of investigation we possess, that in medicine, as in astronomy and metaphysics, the Hindus once kept pace with the most enlightened nations of the world ; and that they attained as thorough a proficiency in medicine and surgery as any people whose acquisitions are recorded, and as indeed was practicable, before anatomy was made known to us by the discoveries of modern times.
179 페이지 - Menu, some millions of years ago, there is a curious passage on the legal interest of money, and the limited rate of it in different cases, with an exception in regard to adventures at sea ; an exception which the sense of mankind approves, and which commerce absolutely requires, though it was 'not before the reign of Charles I. that our English jurisprudence fully admitted it in respect of maritime contracts...
156 페이지 - Lyceum; nor is it possible to read the Vedanta, or the many fine compositions in illustration of it, without believing, that Pythagoras and Plato derived their sublime theories from the same fountain with the sages of India.
58 페이지 - Salakya is the treatment of external organic affections or diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, &c. It is derived from Salaka, which means any thin and sharp instrument, and is either applicable in the same manner as Salya, to the active causes of the morbid state, or it is borrowed from the generic name of the slender probes and needles used in operations on the parts affected.
180 페이지 - Hindoos or Mussulmans are deficient in any essential feature of a civilized people, is an assertion which I can scarcely suppose to be made by any who have lived with them. Their manners are, at least, as pleasing and courteous as those in the corresponding stations of life among ourselves; their houses are larger, and, according to their wants and climate, to the full as convenient as ours; their architecture is at least as elegant, and though the worthy Scotch divines may doubtless wish their labourers...
164 페이지 - ... must have been a man of profound thought, and of extensive knowledge. However ancient, therefore, any book may be, in which we meet with a system of trigonometry, we may be assured that it was not written in the infancy of the science.
139 페이지 - And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

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