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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On bloodletting

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by any single remedy yet discovered.

The most obvious change which this form of disease has undergone, has been a tendency to lose the inflammatory, and assume the congestive form. In consequence of this very important change; the copious abstraction of blood formerly resorted to with so much advantage, is seldom or never applicable to the cases at the present day –

Man seems also to have lost much of that vigour of constitution which he formerly possessed, and by which he was better enabled to bear copious depletion. Allowance should also be made for differences in climate; perhaps in colder latitudes the disease may still retain much of the inflammatory tendency; if so, the same energetic treatment may be required for its cure. But in our southern climate, and especially during the warmer months of the year, when the disease usually makes its appearance: such

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