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The Connection of the Biological Sciences with Medicine1

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THE great body of theoretical and practical knowledge which has been accumulated by the labours of some eighty generations, since the dawn of scientific thought in Europe, has no collective English name to which an objection may not be raised; and I use the term “medicine” as that which is least likely to be misunderstood; though, as every one knows, the name is commonly applied, in a narrower sense, to one of the chief divisions of the totality of medical science.


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    "Discours de la Methode", 6e partie, Ed. Cousin, p. 193

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    Ibid. pp. 193 and 211.

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    "De la Formation du F"tus".

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    "Theoria Generationis", 1759.

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    "Anatomie genéréle", i. p. liv.

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