Waring Historical Library Inaugural Theses

The 1,858 inaugural medical theses in the Waring Historical Library collection are, in the words of John Harley Warner, "one of the finest extant collections of antebellum American medical theses."

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agonies of death, and to see the disconsolate mother standing by the bed side of her lovely babe, with eyes swimming in tears, and a throbbing heart expecting every moment the dissolution of one, whom she has so often pressed to her lips with a sigh, and passed so many sleepless nights, watching over and hushing his cries.

Symptoms. _ This disease generally comes on in the evening, marked by the ordinary symptoms of catarrh or common cold. It sometimes comes on suddenly, and soon reaches the greatest degree of violence. It is generally however more gradually dev = eloped; the first intimation of its approa = ch, is a dry and hoarse cough, with a slight difficulty of breathing, a roughness

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