Peter Bartrip

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It is claimed that the same linguistic means of term-formation as those found in Celsus continued to be used by medical writers until the fifth century, with variation only in detail (pp. 184, 200-1; contrast p. 87). Given the level of generality of the description (borrowing; affixation; semantic extension; use of noun phrases), it would be amazing were(More)
treated cancer sufferers with herbal infusions, derived, according to her own account, from a native American recipe. Clow dedicates the second half of her book to explaining why, "while Connell was described as an experimenter and Hett was depicted as a maverick, Caisse was considered a quack" (p. 85). But before she turns to her three protagonists, she(More)
continue employing physicians who had allowed relatives to die, would have been resolved had she systematically applied her initial insight. The issue was not, as she says elsewhere, about appropriate medical knowledge or setting standards of care, but about the care of the soul in its physical setting, a job which might be done as well by an educated(More)
Asbestos is the generic term for a group of fibrous minerals. Virtually indestructible and of high tensile strength, it is both fire and acid resistant, and yet can be spun into yarn and woven into cloth. Although there is evidence of the use of asbestos in the ancient world, it acquired commercial importance only in the late nineteenth century. Thereafter(More)
administered anaesthesia also was remarkable: in patients' houses or lodgings, the private consulting rooms of surgeons and dentists, the great London hospitals, fashionable West End hotels, and Buckingham Palace. Presented with this range in social space and social position, one wonders whether the expectations about differential need for anaesthesia(More)
In this country any chemist or druggist can furnish the means of self-destruction or murder for a few pence, and in too many instances have done so with the utmost indifference. The sale of a poison is regarded as a mere act of commercial intercourse; tant pis for the unfortunate victim of error or passion; he has the benefit of a coroner's inquest; the(More)
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