Excerpt from Edinburgh Medical Journal, Vol 41 Part II January to June, 1896In the early ages of the world s history it was customary to ascribe all unusual phenomena of Nature earthquakes, comets, eclipses, and the like to supernatural causes Abundant evidence of this is to be found in the literature and legends of the past, and in the customs and beliefs of savage or primitive peoples existing at the present time Amongst the unusual phenomena of Nature malformations and monstrosities of the human foetus or of the young of the lower animals could scarcely fail to find a place, and SO it happens that in the earliest records of teratology are to be found hints, and even proofs, that such occurrences were regarded as due to supernatural agencies In different parts of the world, and in the same part but at different times, opinions differed as to the nature of the supernatural teratogenic cause and the meaning of the teratological phenomenon Some peoples ascribed mon strous births to the gods they worshipped other races, who had divided their pantheon into good and evil deities, put the blame sometimes upon the former and sometimes upon the latter whilst yet others connected teratological states with the position and mode of combination of the stars and other heavenly bodies.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Download Edinburgh Medical Journal, Vol. 41: Part II; January to June, 1896 (Classic Reprint) by Unknown – bluevapours.co.uk
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