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FFS They Actually Never Learn
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:57:16 AM »
The Practical Proofs of the Soundness of the Hygeian System of Physiology
First published 1830

 I've been reading this for like an hour. In between shaking my head and face palming.

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Re: FFS They Actually Never Learn
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 06:55:26 PM »
Any highlights?
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Re: FFS They Actually Never Learn
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 08:31:15 PM »
They certainly did not learn good web page design or typesetting!
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Re: FFS They Actually Never Learn
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 09:21:06 PM »
Any highlights?

It's all gold. When you get in to the actual diseases (which are wild - like, "temors of the digestive humor" and stuff) you get user testimonials which are fun.

I showed it to one of my friends whose favorite quite was
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"One circumstance, which speaks volumes, is observable in the administration of this medicine, that every patient, upon finding its beneficial effects upon themselves immediately start up, as an active agent, in recommending the same remedy to all their suffering neighbors or relatives; an instance of general approbation unparalleled in the history of Medicine."

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Re: FFS They Actually Never Learn
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 09:40:01 PM »
The thread title throws me a bit, PC. "FFS they never actually knew" seems to make more sense. Books written in ignorance were still cutting edge in their day maybe. Will they be face palming at our protestations of atheism in a couple of hundred years, after more discoveries or maybe a drastic change in gross human perception?

Was this a recognised medical text book or a sales pitch for snake oil?
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Re: FFS They Actually Never Learn
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 06:40:22 AM »
Any highlights?

It's all gold. When you get in to the actual diseases (which are wild - like, "temors of the digestive humor" and stuff) you get user testimonials which are fun.

I showed it to one of my friends whose favorite quite was
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"One circumstance, which speaks volumes, is observable in the administration of this medicine, that every patient, upon finding its beneficial effects upon themselves immediately start up, as an active agent, in recommending the same remedy to all their suffering neighbors or relatives; an instance of general approbation unparalleled in the history of Medicine."

Some of these are just horrifying. In a dark humorous way.
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.” ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
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