We see habit, in many instances, gain the ascendancy over reason.
First, as regards the mechanical action of remedies little need be said, since there is substantial agreement as to such indications. The wonderful advances in surgery and mechano-therapy have rendered unnecessary many of the old procedures, and advances in drug therapy have largely eliminated mechanical emesis, bulky protective agents, demulcents, escharotics, and diluents.
The recent advances in chemic physics prompted by the investigation of radium and radioactive substances, and proving that molecules or atoms are not the ultimate subdivisions of matter, put us very much “at sea” as to some problems of vita chemistry. There may be many things undreamed of in our erstwhile chemic philosophy. If, after […]