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J. E. LILLY.

JAMES PHELAN.

LILLY & PHELAN, Manufacturing Chemists,

AND

Pharmacists,
EVANSVILLE, IND.,

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* WE WILL NOT DEVIATE, deeming the

Life of the Patient and reputation of the Physician

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FEB 25 1903
LIBRARY

INDIANA JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.

VOL. III.

MAY, 1872.,

No. 1.

Original Communications.

BIBLICAL MEDICINE.

BY G. W. H. KEMPER, M. D., MUNCIE, IND. UNDER the above title I propose to submit a digest of the medical, surgical, and obstetrical cases and diseases enumerated in the Bible. I have aimed to have my article accurate and complete, and yet concise as possible. My work is gleaned from a careful reading of the Bible, and occasionally I have availed myself, also, of such collateral aid as might give additional light:

The pathography of biblical diseases is quite meagre. Occasionally the disease is named, but more commonly we meet with simply the vague expression, “fell sick," or“very sick.” Such cases will be collected under the heading of “Unknown Diseases.” I prefer to accept the name of each disease as given by the sacred authors.

The several cases mentioned are, doubtless, but a small proportion of either numbers or varieties of diseases extant in Egypt and Palestine. Among the curses mentioned for disobedience in Deut. xxviii, are “great plagues” and “sore sicknesses.” “Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou

wast afraid of.” “ Also every sickness and every plague which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee.” In the New Testament we frequently meet with such expressions as “all manner of sickness,” “all manner of diseases,” “divers diseases and torments," "infirmities,” etc.

The first mention of any disease is in Gen. xii: 17: “And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues.” Josephus says God sent a “distemper" upon him. This was about 1,900 years B. C.

A terrible fatality accompanied the plagues and pestilences of the Bible, and the number of those who perished by violence, flood, wars, famines, etc., is immense. The seeds of death sown by the fall of man have truly been fruitful. The first man born into the world slew the next! But with all these dark pictures there is mingled a bright side-which the Christian loves to contemplatereflected from a purer and better world, where this same book informs us “the inhabitant shall not say I am

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The following is a condensed table of the cases which, in connection with the diseases, will be treated separately and in order:

MEDICAL.-Fever, 2; Lunacy, 2; Possessed of Devils, 10; Paralysis, 5; Dropsy, 1; Dysentery, 1; Malingering, 1; Syncope, 2; Leprosy, 21; Boils, 1; Masturbation, 1; Unknown, 27. Total, 74.

SURGICAL.-Injuries, 3; Fractures, 4; Wounded, 6; Serpent bite, 1; Amputations, 4; Deformities, 3; Blind, 6; Eyes put out, 2; Blind and dumb, 1; Dumb, 1; Deaf, 1. Total, 32.

OBSTETRICAL AND DISEASES OF WOMEN.—Premature birth, 1; Twins, 2; Tedious labor, ); Menstruation, 2; Bloody issue, 1; Sterility, 10. Total, 17.

. MEDICAL. PHYSICIANS.—The first mention of our profession is in

Gen. 1: 2. This was about 2,370 years A. M; 1,803 years B. C., and 1,343 years before the birth of Hippocrates. They are spoken of ten other times as follows: 2d Chron. xvi: 12; Job xiii: 4; Jer. viii: 22; Matt. ix: 12; Mark ii : 17, and v: 26; Luke iv:23; v: 31, and viii: 43; and lastly, Col. iv: 14. Luke, one of the twelve apostles, was a physician, and died a martyr to the Christian religion. · The curious will find a singular chapter extolling the medical profession, by turning to the Apocrapha, Eccles. xxxviii.

FEVER—AGUE.—The references to fever are but few. In Lev. xxvi: 16, “ The burning ague” is one of the diseases to be incurred for disobedience. In Deut, . xxviii: 22, “ fever” is enumerated with other diseases. I find no other reference to fever in the Old Testament. At Matt. viii: 14, the case of Peter's wife's mother is mentioned. She was confined to her bed with what Luke styles “ a great fever.” Her friends were anxious for her welfare, as they frequently called the attention of Jesus to her. The second case is given in John iv: 46, of a certain nobleman's son who was sick at Capernaum. I presume it was a case of fever, as it is stated in the 52d verse " the fever left him.” The particular type of these cases is unknown. The country warrants the conclusion that it was malarial, as such fevers are incident to Palestine at the present day. Josephus narrates the case of a King, Alexander Janneus, who “had a quartan ague which held him three years." Engaging in martial affairs he soon died of his disease.

CONSUMPTION.—This is another one of the diseases mentioned with which the Jews were threatened for disobedience. It occurs but twice: Lev. xxvi : 16, and Deut. xxviii: 22. It designates some wasting disease, the exact character of which is unknown. Hectic fever is well delineated in Is. xxxviii: 12: “He will cut me

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