Familiar Lessons on Physiology: Designed for the Use of Children and Youth in Schools and Families. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, Volumes 1-2

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Fowlers and Wells, 1848 - Phrenology

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Page 195 - HEARING. 1. The ear is the organ of hearing. It has many divisions, which I am afraid you would not remember if I should tell you. The nerve which conveys impressions to the brain is called the auditory. The ear has no opening into the brain, so that insects which sometimes find their way into the ear, could not — as many suppose — crawl into the head, although they frequently produce considerable pain. 2. By sound is meant vibrations from the body, which reach the ear. When persons speak to...
Page 86 - When invited to drink tea, he brought a cup and a saucer, placed them on the table, put in sugar, poured out the tea, and allowed it to cool before he drank it. All these actions he performed without any other instigation than the signs or verbal orders of his master, and often of his own accord. He did no injury to any person. He even approached company with circumspection and presented himself as if he wanted to be caressed.
Page 85 - Why, he gave it you, and it is your own now : the good man say, That not right, the tobacco is yours, not the money ; the bad man say, Never mind, you got it, go buy some dram: the good man say, No, no, you must not do so.
Page 157 - In Germany, every child is taught to use its voice, while young. In their schools, all. join in singing, as a regular exercise, as much as they attend to the study of geography ; and, in their churches, the singing is not confined to a choir, who sit apart from the others, OBSERVING AND KNOWING FACULTIES.
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Page 15 - What is one great reason that tobacco should not be used ? to her acquaintance this filthy weed ; for those who use it are daily losing that saliva which ought to be saved for the mastication of their food. 48. Man has only one stomach, and this is all he needs in the digestion of his food, and in preparing it for blood ; but we see that different animals require and have different stomachs : some two, three, or four, as the occasion may require. 49. Lobsters and crabs have a very singular stomach....
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Page 47 - ... different bones, instead of being one solid, tight box. If a blow be received on the head, these bones give a little upon each other, as it is expressed, and so they are not often broken. They give more in the child than in the adult, because, besides being less brittle, they are less tightly put together. It is well that it is so ; for if it were not, the skull would often be fractured, in the frequent falls which the child has. 9. The bones on the top of the head are fastened together by what...
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