A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences

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Page 173 - that anything so remarkable as a state of consciousness comes about as the result of irritating nervous tissue, is just as unaccountable as the appearance of the Djin when Aladdin rubbed his lamp in the story, or as any other ultimate fact of nature.
Page 394 - tho ratio of the sine of the angle of incidence to the sine of the angle of refraction when a ray of light passes from a vacuum into
Page 646 - circulation. The passage of the blood from the right side of the heart through the pulmonary arteries to the lungs, and back to the left side of the heart through the pulmonary veins. This is also called the
Page 369 - homologue" is "the same organ in different animals under every variety of form and function." In other words, those organs or parts in different animals are homologous which agree with
Page 173 - a double personality showing in some measure two separate and independent trains of thought and two independent mental capabilities in the same individual, each train of thought and each capability being wholly dissevered from the other, and the two states in which they respectively predominate subject to frequent interchanges and
Page 45 - In this state the patient is said to obtain a clear knowledge of his own internal mental and bodily state, is enabled to calculate with accuracy the phenomena of disease which will naturally and inevitably occur, and to determine what are their most appropriate and effectual remedies ! He is also said to possess the same faculty of
Page 491 - Because in the little frame of man's body there is a representation of the Universal, and (by allusion) a kind of participation of all the parts there, therefore was Man called Microcosmos, or the Little World.
Page 4 - of the skin, by which certain preparations, rubbed into the skin, have the same action as when given internally, only in a less degree. Thus, mercury, applied in this manner, cures syphilis, and excites salivation ; tartrate of antimony is said to occasion vomiting ; and arsenic produces poisonous effects.
Page 249 - The potential at any point in the neighbourhood of or within an electrified body, is the quantity of work that would be required to bring a unit of positive electricity from an infinite distance to that point, if the given distribution of electricity remained unaltered.
Page 563 - a germ already microscopic is a world of minor germs. Not only is the organism as a whole wrapped up in the germ, but every organ of the organism has there its

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