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#1. In any case, in so far as our knowledge of the universe carries us, the advent of civilization for the first time on our globe represents the highest ascent of the life processes to which evolution had anywhere attained. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#2. It is this conception of the unity of the human career which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study, since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#3. But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#4. This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#5. It is the recognition of history as a record of human experience which has inevitably resulted in the inclusion of this conquest of civilization within the framework of a complete human history. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#6. We of America are especially fitted to visualize and to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness into a land of splendid cities. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#7. In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#8. It is important to bear in mind the now commonly accepted fact that in its primitive stages, religion had nothing to do with morals as understood by us today. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#9. Increase Mather, President of Harvard University, in his treatise on Remarkable Providences, insists that the smell of herbs alarms the Devil and that medicine expels him. Such beliefs have probably even now not wholly disappeared from among us. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#10. Monotheism is but imperialism in religion. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#11. There is but little room for doubt that Egypt led the way in the creation of the earliest known group of civilizations which arose on both sides of the land bridge between Africa and Eurasia in the fourth millennium B.C. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#12. Very often conditions are recorded as observable "under thy fingers" [ ... ] Among such observations it is important to notice that the pulsations of the human heart are observed. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#13. When the injured humerus is accompanied by a serious rupture of the overlying soft tissue the injury is regarded as fatal. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#14. By 3000 B.C. the art of Egypt was so ripe and so far advanced that it is surprising to find any student of early culture proposing that the crude contemporary art of the early Babylonians is the product of a civilization earlier than that of the Nile. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#15. The attention given to the side of the head which has received the injury, in connection with a specific reference to the side of the body nervously affected, is in itself evidence that in this case the ancient surgeon was already beginning observations on the localization of functions in the brain. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#16. The distinction between nerves and vessels was not demonstrated until the Third Century B.C., when it was made clear by Erasistratos. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#17. The man who first gave history a recognized place in science was an ancient historian. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#18. The first physician who is known to have counted the pulse, Herophilos of Alexandria (born 300 B.C.), lived in Egypt. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#19. Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#20. Man arose to high moral vision two thousand years before the Hebrew nation was born. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#21. To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#22. There was an age, however, when the transition from savagery to civilization, with all its impressive outward manifestations in art and architecture, took place for the first time. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#23. [ ... ] the success of Egyptian surgery in setting broken bones is very fully demonstrated in the large number of well-joined fractures found in the ancient skeletons. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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#24. Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress. There has really never been any progress without it. - Author: James Henry Breasted
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