In Foo- chow at the beginning of the month, occurred theexecution of a pirate. After the criminal had beenmade a head shorter, the executioner opened thecorpse with his sword, tore out the liver and distributed it in pieces among his assistants. The fact isthat the liver of persons who have been hurried intothe bej^ond by the executioner's sword is deemed aradical cure for various illnesses, especially consumption." (Voss. Zeitung, 26 Aug., 1892
Two evidences for the attitude of medical
science. The celebrated physician, Theoyhrastus Paracelsus von Hohenheim (1493-1541),
mentions as remedies for leprosy:
" Dosis sanguinis humani, semel in mense in secunda die post oppositionem." Even the Ziirich professor and municipal physician, J . v. Muralt, prescribes in the "Hippocrates Helveticus, Basel, 1692, human blood for hereditary scab.