Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  title={Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine},
  author={George Milbry Gould and Walter Lytle Pyle},
  journal={Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Journal (1883)},
  pages={55 - 57}
  • G. Gould, W. Pyle
  • Published 1 March 1898
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Journal (1883)
^ one of the means for the progress of science; but, as we cnr> .he complained that in his day "a substantial and severe ection of the heteroclites or irregulars of Nature, well ' artjined and described, I find not." We have here a praisea 1 "y effort to form such a collection for medical science. an??st any section might be expanded into a separate treatise, we may add that almost every section is a good resume of 
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  • Medicine
    Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • 1996
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