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The Idealists through John W. Campbell, Jr.
Shock Treatment via J. Francis McComas
Man of Parts by means of H. L. Gold
The nice Devon Mystery by means of Raymond J. Healy
Balaam by means of Anthony Boucher
Genius of the Species by means of Reginald Bretnor
Compound B by means of David Harold Fink
The fowl or the Egghead by way of Frank Fenton
Overture through Kris Neville

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Let true Medicine be bestowed on the world, that earlie or violent Death be thereby avoided. The Personnages speaking in this Dialogue are: Doctor, a physician; Antonio, a shepherd. -May God be your saviour, Antonio, sir. ’Tis much wisht this time to meet with you, since but yesterday in the towne did your companions Veronio & Rodonio tell of your labouring in new things of Medicine, & that these be contrarie to that which is written. And Antonio, that ye be so bold as to speak of & affirm new things, and thus lay a new sect, contrarie to common Opinion, receiv’d and kept from suche great men ofAntiquitie as Galen, Hypocrates, Avicenna, doth seem to me folly.

As a sociologist, Vives advocated social justice, an attitude exemplified in DesubventionePauperum (1 525),in which he proposed to the authorities in Bruges a true socialisation of charity. He wrote various letters (to Adrian VI, Henry VIII, Charles V) on the pacification of Europe. Pedagogy was Vives' chief vocation and De disciplinis (153 1) his greatest work in this regard. In the first part of De disciplinis, Vives criticises the way that arts such as Grammar, Medicine, Mathematics, Rhetoric and Civil Law were taught, devoting the second part to the art of teaching.

It hath not been granted to animals to dream, that they might, by this means discover that which is occult & abstruse, rather that we do dream because the energy of the spirit, having avail of a suitable organ, cannot be at rest, though the body doth sleep. At times do dreams come to be true, though it be concurrence only & by accident, & not by virtue of being possessed of any natural quality; this is wont to happen when, terrified by effect of some Passion or, by the contrary, allured by some Hope, do we dream of perils which do threaten us or of good fortune that doth await us.

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