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Science and History.
HENRY CHRISTMAS, M.A., F.R.S., F.S.A.,
LIBRARIAN AND SECRETARY OF SION COLLEGE.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
The subjects we have discussed in the last chapters, lead us by an easy transition to the dominion of mind over matter, and the uses to which it may be applied: -and unquestionably one of the most important, as well as the most interesting, relations in which it can be viewed, is that of its connection with medical science, -a connection which at no time could be treated with ridicule. Indeed scarcely any instance of it could be rejected, much less derided, until an increased knowledge of Natural Philosophy had taught mankind to form some conjecture as to the bounds of their power over natural substances. When Bacon declared the probability of those wonders which seemed so impossible to his contem