Monseigneur, there is neither strength of will, nor power, nor genius, nor science that can resist a disease which God doubtless sends, or which He casts upon the earth at the creation, with full power to destroy and kill mankind.
If your eminence will please to see it, you will find the names of all the incurable diseases we have met with.
and health require as their subject the body of an animal; white and black require a body, without further qualification; justice and injustice require as their subject the human soul.
And if some one prescribes for him a course of dietetics, and tells him that he must swathe and swaddle his head, and all that sort of thing, he replies at once that he has no time to be ill, and that he sees no good in a life which is spent in nursing his disease to the neglect of his customary employment; and therefore bidding good-bye to this sort of physician, he resumes his ordinary habits, and either gets well and lives and does his business, or, if his constitution falls, he dies and has no more trouble.
And therefore our politic Asclepius may be supposed to have exhibited the power of his art only to persons who, being generally of healthy constitution and habits of life, had a definite ailment; such as these he cured by purges and operations, and bade them live as usual, herein consulting the interests of the State; but bodies which disease had penetrated through and through he would not have attempted to cure by gradual processes of evacuation and infusion: he did not want to lengthen out good-for-nothing lives, or to have weak fathers begetting weaker sons;--if a man was not able to live in the ordinary way he had no business to cure him; for such a cure would have been of no use either to himself, or to the State.
As a boy, the disease hardly ever left me for a day.
Harris said a little something in one's stomach often kept the disease in check; and Mrs.
This is plain in the violent diseases
of ambition and avarice.
Let all who are afflicted with like physical diseases
form themselves into ranks.
But it is right that you should know what a dark shadow this disease threw over the times of our forefathers.
Some said that Doctor Boylston had contrived a method for conveying the gout, rheumatism, sick- headache, asthma, and all other diseases from one person to another, and diffusing them through the whole community.
No one went near the plantation, for, as you know, the natives have a very lively horror of the disease, and in the old days when it was discovered the sufferer was killed; but sometimes, when the village boys were scrambling about the hills, they would catch sight of the white man, with his great red beard, wandering about.
He judged that the disease had already attacked the vocal chords.
The earth, said he, hath a skin; and this skin hath diseases
This illustrious person had very usefully employed his studies, in finding out effectual remedies for all diseases
and corruptions to which the several kinds of public administration are subject, by the vices or infirmities of those who govern, as well as by the licentiousness of those who are to obey.