Introductory lectures to a course of anatomy, with a memoir of the author by G. Ballingall (Google eBook)

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Page 43 - Reform, or how is the fate of my poor Namesake Mademoiselle Burns, decided? Which of their grave LORDSHIPS can lay his hand on his heart and say that he has not taken advantage of such frailty; nay, if we may judge by near six thousand years experience, can the World do without such frailty?
Page 96 - It is probable, indeed, that even the small circulation, or the passage of the blood from the right to the left ventricle...
Page 69 - ... it should be answered in the negative. In so far as his theory of the skeleton is concerned, Professor Owen is an avowed disciple of Plato. At the conclusion of his ' Archetype and Homologies of the Vertebrate Skeleton,' he quotes approvingly the Platonic hypothesis of Iciat, " a sort of models, or moulds in which matter is cast, and which regularly produce the same number and diversity of species.
Page 100 - ... uttered without the epithet immortal, has put the question of Harvey's merit both happily and eloquently, and it affords us pleasure to quote the passage from the writings of our old and honoured teacher in anatomy. "The late Dr. Hunter," says Dr. Barclay,* "has rather invidiously introduced Harvey along with Copernicus and Columbus, to show that his merit as a discoverer was comparatively low. But what did Copernicus, and what did Columbus? Not in possession of more numerous facts than their...
Page 100 - ... it up into a system; and that, every judge in such matters will allow, required no extraordinary talents. Yet, easy as it was, it made him immortal. But none of his writings shew him to have been a man of uncommon abilities. It were easy to quote many passages, which bring him nearly to a level with the rest of mankind. He lived almost thirty years after Asellius published the Lacteals, yet, to the last, seemed most inclined to think, that no such vessels existed. Thirty hours at any time, should...
Page 67 - Afterwards (pro** ceeds he) the gods covered all those parts " with flesh, their rampart and defence " against " against the extremities of heat and cold, " soft throughout like a cushion, and gently giving way to outward impressions. The blood he calls the pasture of the flesh ; and adds, that for the sake of nourishing the " remotest parts, they opened the body into " a number of rivulets, like a garden well " stocked with plenty of canals, that the *' veins might by this means receive their "...

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