The hand and foot - 1861

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"THE Human Body is one of the most worthy objects of man's study. It is the noblest as well as the crowning work of creation. In it material organisation is carried to the greatest perfection. It surpasses, therefore, all other physical objects in exquisiteness of construction and in interest. How comes it, then, that most persons are so ignorant respecting it ? Men, well informed in other matters, are usually altogether uninformed with regard to this. In every other branch of science we find amateur students pursuing the subject with zeal and success. Geology, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, and even Comparative Anatomy have each there votaries ; but Human Anatomy attracts no one. Why is this?"