Volltext: Geschichte der Civilisation in England (Bd. 2)

Untersuchung des 
viel Lieht, dass seine Lehren, die damals als launische Neuerungen 
lächerlich gemacht Wurden, jetzt in den Schulen gelehrt werden 
und zu den gewöhnlichen Ueberlieferungen des ärztlichen Faches 
gehören. 295) Ausserdem führte er in die Chirurgie eine Verbesserung 
nnintelligible malignant eonditions are attributable to phlebitis." Jones rmd Sievekingäs 
Pathological Anatomy, London 1854, p. 362. Ueber die Anwendung dieser Entdeckung 
auf die Theorie der Entzündung der Milz siehe Rokitanskyk Pathological Anwtomy, I1 
m, London 1849; vergl. IV, 335. 
995) Sir Benjamin Brodie sagt: „It is true that the essential parts of John Huntefs 
doctrines es to inilemmation and its consequenees are now so ineorporated with what 
is tnught in the schools, that to be acquainted with them you need not seek them in 
his Works; but I recommend you, nevertheless, to make these your especial study, for 
the sake of the other valuable information which they contain, and the importent views 
in physiology and pathology which, in wzlmost every page, are offered to your contem- 
plation." Brodids Lectures an Pathology und Surgery, London 1846, p. 25. "John 
Hunter, whose treatise on Inßammatiou is a mine in which allsucceeding writers have 
dug." Watsorfs Prinmples cmd Practice of Physic, London 1857, I, 146. „The appeal 
to philosophical principles in Hunter's works was, indeed, the cause of their being a 
closed volume to his less enlightened contemporaries; but, though the principles im- 
plied or expressed, subjected them to the scorn and negleet of those less imbued with 
the spirit of philosophy, the results of those principles, veriüed as they were by facts, 
have gradnally and insensibly forced themselves on the conviction of the profession; 
und though adopted silently, and without acknowledgment, as if the authors themselves 
had forgotten or were ignorant from whence they were derived, they now form the 
very groundwork of all books, treatises, and lectures on professional subjects." Greerfs 
Vital Dynamics, London 1840, p. 81. Endlich will ich das ganz neue Zeugniss des 
Herrn Simon anführen, der in seinem vollendeten und äusserst schönen Werkchen über 
Entzündung nicht nur Alles zusammengestellt hat, was über diesen interessanten Gegen- 
stand bekannt ist, sondern auch eine Kraft des Denkens gezeigt hat, wie sie unter 
den Aerzten, ja wie sie überhaupt selten ist. "Without undne partiality, an English- 
man may be glad to say that the special study of Inüanxmation dates from the labours 
of John Hunter. An indefatigable observer of nature, untrsmmelled by edueational 
forma, and thoroughly a sceptie in his method of study, this large-minded surgeon of 
ours went to wdrk at inflammation with a full estixnate of the physiological vastness 
of his snbject. He sew that, in order to understand infiammation, he must regard it, 
not es one solitary fact of disease, but in connexion with kindred phenomena- some 
of them truly morbid in their nature, but many of them within the limits of health. 
He saw that, for any one who would explain inflammation, all inequalities of blood- 
supply, all periodicities of growth, all actions of sympathy, were part of the problem 
to be solved."     „He cannot be understood without more relieetion than avernge 
readers will give; and only they who are content to struggle through s. veil of obsoure 
ißllgllage, up to the very reality of his intent, can learn with how grent a master they 
are eommuning."     "Doubtless, he was a. great discoverer. But it is for the spirit 
of his labours, even more than for the establishment of new doctrine, that English 
surgery is for ever indebted to him. Of faots in pathology, he may, perhaps, be no


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