By D. de Moulin

The 3rd Breast melanoma operating convention of the Breast melanoma Cooperative workforce of the eu association for study on remedy of melanoma, to be held in Amsterdam on April 27-29, 1983, used to be the primary intent for scripting this ebook. It used to be felt brief overview of the most pathogenetic conceptions and healing ideas that have offered themselves with reference to mammary melanoma during Western heritage, may also help to attract a extra whole photo of the place we stand this present day. it's not effortless to make a decision which rules, even though discarded, deserve but to be remembered and which authors from the previous could be thought of to be actually consultant of the clinical weather in their age. Twenty centuries have produced an excessive amount of rules and the variety of clinical authors who complicated, or rejected, or converted, or revived them, is actually uncountable. So the historian has to make a selec­ tion and offerings are perforce subjective and open to feedback. In scripting this e-book i attempted to refer to unique assets within the unique language up to attainable. those assets weren't regularly strictly clinical because I aimed toward putting the matter of malignant breast disorder - which would function a paradigm of melanoma often - in a a little bit wider context. For the heritage of medication is not just a heritage of rules, but in addition that of individuals, of associations, of society.

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Amongst medicines administered orally, the juice of deadly hemlock (conium maculatum) and deadly nightshade (atropa belladonna) aroused great hopes for a while. The former drug was recommended by the Austrian court physician Anton von Stoerck (1731-1803) - he called the herb 'cicuta' - in 1760,129 the latter became known after an elaborate publication (1754) by the Groningen professor of medicine and botany, Tiberius LambergenPO 43 Before administering it to their patients, both physicians took the medicine themselves, in steadily increasing dosages, to test for possible harmful effects.

This epistle is the only place in the Bible in which there is an explicit reference to cancer. The harm done by the books of certain objectionable authors is compared by van Hoogstraten to the proliferation of a malignant growth in the physical body. Just as a cancer can only be cured by timely application of a 'sharp knife', so errant souls must be restored to the straight and narrow path by painful correction. ). The vivid representation by Romeyn de Hooghe is undoubtedly taken from reality. The drama is enacted in the presence of the husband and two weeping daughters 27 Fig.

It was likewise derived from lympha, but then from 'lympha' /,nymph'. Something of the ominous emotional value of being seized by nasty nymphs, seems to have lingered in the seventeenth-century use of the word lymph. Lymph was, as Sylvius had established by tasting, a 'succus subacidus', a subacid juice. Should, however, the slightly acid nature turn into acrid acid, the ensuing 'acrimony', sharp and biting in nature, would give rise to morbid conditions. 57 The pathological principle of acrimony, although a chemical concept, was also accepted by the 'iatromechanics'.

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