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As to the veins and arteries of the hand I should not say anything in this place, were it not that a very to the perfect constitution curious and ancient superstition, or rather custom, existed concerning the third or ring finger ; a superstition founded in times of the remotest antiquity, upon an ignorance of anatomy which is both interest- ^ 37. CHEIROSOPHY. ing and curious, and which resulted [as in this finger being In very old p. 1 86] . we shall see] termed Medicus [vide Note 112 works on medicine we find direc, mixing their drugs, doctors are to use nothing but the third finger, this being connected directly with the heart by a main artery [?

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