Peeps Into the Human Hive, Volume 1

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Chapman and Hall, 1874 - England
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Page 154 - Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Page 89 - Never did I feel such a tumultuous sensation before,' said the Professor, ' as when all alone in the still room I heard the needles click, and as I spelled the words I felt all the magnitude of the invention, now proved to be practical beyond cavil or dispute.
Page 41 - ... progress in the improvement of the treatment of the insane lies in the direction of lessening the sequestration, and increasing the liberty of them. Many chronic insane, incurable, and harmless, will be allowed to spend the remaining days of their sorrowful pilgrimage in private families, having the comforts of family life, and the priceless blessing of the utmost freedom that is compatible with their proper care.
Page 77 - When received there they were magnified by the aid of the magic lantern to a large size, and thrown upon a screen: A staff of clerks immediately transcribed the messages and sent them off to the places indicated by the advertisers.
Page 4 - ... me. Many of these unfortunate women were locked up in their cells naked and chained on straw, with only one blanket for a covering.
Page 5 - ... a stout iron ring was riveted round his neck, from which a short chain passed to a ring made to slide upwards and downwards, on an upright massive iron bar, more than six feet high, inserted into the wall; round his body a strong iron bar about two inches wide, was riveted; on each side of the bar was a circular projection, which, being...
Page 204 - Go, gentle babe, thy future life be spent In virtuous purity and calm content ; Life's sunshine bless thee, and no anxious care Sit on thy brow, and draw the falling tear ; Thy country's grateful servant may'st thou prove, And all thy life be happiness and love.
Page 16 - The result waa beyond his hopes ; tranquillity and harmony succeeded to tumult and disorder, and the whole discipline was marked with a regularity and kindness which had the most favourable effect on the insane themselves, rendering even the most furious more tractable.
Page 179 - Disease,' referring to this infatuation, gives the following examples of the practice : — ' I remember (says Dr. Stokes) when I was a student of the old Meath Hospital, there was hardly a morning that some twenty or thirty infatuated creatures were not phlebotomised largely. The floor was running with blood ; it was difficult to cross the floor of the prescribing-hall for fear of slipping. Patients were seen wallowing in their own blood like leeches after a salt emetic.
Page 55 - To aid in the proper fixing of a photograph, or destroying its future sensitiveness to light, hyposulphate of soda in solution is employed. The action of this salt on the silver in the pores of the paper is of an extremely complex nature, and long washing is requisite to secure its removal. If not thoroughly removed, an action continues to be exerted which ultimately results in the destruction of the picture, the blacks of which are converted into a sulphide of silver. But the sulphurous gases with...

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