A Clinical Manual of the Diseases of the Ear

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Lippincott, 1872 - Ear - 486 pages
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Page 388 - And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech ; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
Page 402 - Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb ; and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
Page 388 - And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue ; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
Page 41 - Nothing can be more surprising,' writes Sir John Herschel, in reference to this subject, ' than to see two persons, neither of them deaf, the one complaining of the penetrating shrillness of a sound, while the other maintains there is no sound at all.
Page 42 - I suppose, the Eustachian tube, and restored, with the quickness of magic, the innumerable murmurs which filled the air around me. Light, like sound, is excited by pulses or waves ; and lights of different colors, like sounds of different pitch, are excited by different rates of vibration. But in its width of perception the ear exceedingly transcends the eye ; for while the former ranges over eleven octaves, but little more than a single octave is possible to the latter. The quickest vibrations which...
Page 37 - Within the ears of men, and without their knowledge or contrivance, this lute of three thousand strings (according to Kolliker, this is the number of fibres in Corti's organ) has existed for ages, accepting the music of the outer world, and rendering it fit for reception by the brain. Each musical tremor which falls upon this organ selects from the stretched fibres the one appropriate to its own pitch, and throws it into unisonant vibration.
Page 41 - The suddenness of the transition,' writes Wollaston, ' from perfect hearing to total want of perception, occasions a degree of surprise which renders an experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested by various individuals of the party, in succession, as the sounds approach and pass the limits of their bearing. Those who enjoy a temporary triumph are often compelled, in their turn, to acknowledge...
Page 37 - Finally, there is in the labyrinth a wonderful organ, discovered by the Marchese Corti, which is to all appearance a musical instrument, with its chords so stretched as to accept vibrations of different periods, and transmit them to the nerve filaments which traverse the organ. Within the ears of men, and without...
Page 425 - Netherlands, and which he was kind enough to send to me, he says : " The object to be attained is, to render possible the admission of the deaf-mute into society by teaching him to see, that is, to understand, the movements of the lips, and to speak in his turn. To attain this end, the act of seeing or comprehending and of speaking must be made the exclusive principle of instruction, and neither the fingeralphabet nor the language of...
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