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Page 29 - Newton generalized the law of attraction into a statement that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force which varies directly as the product of their masses and inversely as the square of the distance between them; and he thence deduced the law of attraction for spherical shells of constant density.
Page 47 - ... honor, to exalt its standing, and to extend the bounds of its usefulness. He should, therefore, observe strictly, such laws as are instituted for the government of its members; should avoid all contumelious and sarcastic remarks relative to the faculty, as a body ; and while, by unwearied diligence, he resorts to every honorable means of enriching the science, he should entertain a due respect for his seniors, who have, by their labors, brought it to the elevated condition in which he finds it.
Page 55 - The chemical force and the vital principle hold each other in such perfect equilibrium, that every disturbance, however trifling, or from whatever cause it may proceed, effects a change in the blood.
Page 35 - For of the most High cometh healing, and he shall receive honour of the king. The skill of the physician shall lift up his head : and in the sight of great men he shall be in admiration.
Page 81 - We now apply our fingers upon the top of the shoulder, and our thumb in the opposite axilla, or on such part as will give us command of the chest, and enable us to apply a degree of lateral force. Our left hand is also applied to the abdomen of the patient, over the breech of the foetus.
Page 66 - Miller uses the following language: " Cephalic version has but few advocates at the present day, and is confessedly applicable to such a limited number of cases that it is scarcely worthy of our formal consideration.
Page 81 - As the body of the foetus makes its curved movement under the hand of the operator, it advances upward, as well as laterally, by a combined, rather than a single action, which would give it only one direction. The back of the hand, with which we have been acting upon the shoulder, is toward the head of the...
Page 66 - The term of human life has been lengthened in the whole kingdom, and especially in the towns. In the year 1685, not accounted a sickly year, more than one in twenty of the inhabitants of the capital died : at present, only one in forty dies annually. The difference between London of the 19th century, and the London of the 17th century, is greater than the difference between London in ordinary years and London in the cholera.
Page 56 - ... anatomical theatres frequently pass into a state of decomposition, which is communicated to the blood of the living body. The slightest wound with instruments used in dissection excites a state which is often dangerous, or even fatal. " The fact observed by Magendie, that putrefying blood, brain, bile, eggs, &c., laid on recent wounds, cause vomiting, lassitude, and death after a longer or shorter inteival, has never, as yet, been contradicted.
Page 68 - ... the water with its wooden wings, as does a bird the air; what, though the iron ways encircle the earth, and daily exhibit, as I believe they do, the highest reach of human power, a perpetual wonder ; what, though the electric fluid has become our news-carrier; what, though the arts have improved so as to cheapen many of the necessaries of life to half their original cost! Neither of these, nay, all combined, can hardly single out the life that they have saved ! Again, France exhibits to us very...

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