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I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.
Lecture, Harvard Medical School.
Oliver Wendell
Holmes
Harvard Classics, Vol. 38, Part 5
 
The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever
 
Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
Although Oliver Wendell Holmes is mainly known for his verse and fiction, he also made significant contributions to medical science, as this essay demonstrates.
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record
NEW YORK: P.F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY, 1909–14
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001
 
 
Introductory Note
  1. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever
  2. Additional References and Cases


 
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