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Page 99 - Did we know the mechanical affections of the particles of rhubarb, hemlock, opium, and a man ; as a watch-maker does those of a watch, whereby it performs its operations, and of a file which by rubbing on them will alter the figure of any of the wheels ; we should be able to tell before hand, that rhubarb will purge, hemlock kill, and opium make a man sleep...
Page 231 - ... British Crown, and offer greater variety of attraction to the tourist than any of the watering-places, or other summer and autumn resorts, within easy distance of England. The principal islands all exhibit coast scenery only equalled — not excelled — in the wildest and grandest parts of Cornwall, the west coast of Ireland, and the western islands of Scotland. The interior of Jersey is equal in rural scenery to Devonshire. The language and customs of the country people carry us back to the...
Page 194 - The enlargements which these agents remove are not mere hypertrophies ; their structure is morbid, and they must, in consequence, have been induced by a change in the quality of the vital activity ; in other words, by morbid action. Medicines, therefore, which remove these abnormal conditions, can only do so by restoring healthy action ; that is, by an alterative influence.
Page 258 - The same strumous affection occurs at Sumatra, where ice and snow are never seen ; while, on the contrary, the disease is quite unknown in Chili and Thibet, although the rivers of those countries are supplied by the melting of the snow with which the mountains are covered.
Page 6 - The observations of Dr. Edwards, on the influence of light in promoting the perfect development of animals, led him to conclude that in climates where nudity is not incompatible with health, exposure of the whole surface of the body to light is favorable to the regular conformation of the body; and he, therefore, has suggested insulation in the open air as a means calculated to restore healthy conformation to children affected with scrofula, whose deviations of form do not appear to be incurable.
Page 259 - Hard water, drawn fresh from the'well, will assuredly make the coat of a horse unaccustomed to it stare, and it will not unfrequently gripe and otherwise injure him. Instinct or experience has made even the horse himself conscious of this, for he will never drink hard water if he has access to soft : he will leave the most transparent and pure water of the well for a river, although the water may be turbid, and even for the muddiest pool...
Page 585 - ... of water. These shelves are piled one over another in the chamber, to the height of five or six feet, cross-bars below each keeping them about an inch asunder, that the gas may have free room to circulate over the surface of the calcareous hydrate.
Page 441 - The spinal cord of a dog was divided between the last dorsal and first lumbar vertebra;, so that the hind legs were completely paralysed and insensible to mechanical irritants : hydrocyanic acid was then introduced into one of the hind legs ; — in one minute symptoms of poisoning commenced ; the hind as well as the fore legs were violently convulsed, and in twelve minutes the animal was dead. The...
Page 365 - ... division of the solids, and the degree of firmness with which they are to be packed in the cylinder, we have thought it right to direct that the method by maceration may be followed as an alternative.
Page 398 - She was delighted with the success of the remedy, and continued it for more than a month. She began to have a cough ; but it was dry at its commencement, and was considered as a slight cold, which would go off. Meantime, from dry it became moist; a slow fever came on, and a difficulty of breathing; her body became lean, and wasted away ; night sweats, swelling of the feet and of the legs, succeeded, and a diarrhoea terminated her life. On examination all the lobes of the lungs were found filled with...