The Aphorism 188:

Aphorism 188

§ 188

These affections were considered to be merely topical, and were therefore called local diseases, as if they were maladies exclusively limited to those parts wherein the organism took little or no part, or affections of these particular visible parts of which the rest of the living organism, so to speak, knew nothing.1

1 One of the many great and pernicious blunders of the old school.

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