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Page 594 - iron dug from central gloom, And heated hot with burning fears, And dipt in baths of hissing tears, And battered with the shocks of doom, To shape and use.” It is hoped that these few suggestions will elicit a discussion upon the subject of which they treat from my elder and more experienced brethren, to whose consideration they are very respectfully submitted.
Page 505 - without the concentric tubes, I have found the sizes of 72 and 78 of Stubbs's steel-wire gauge to work well for the air and fluid orifices respectively; and it may be added, that metal points, reduced to sharp edges, are preferable to glass, which, by its non-conducting properties, allows the orifices to become
Page 506 - by ether or chloroform, for small operations, and in private houses. The opening of felons and other abscesses; the removal of small tumours; small incisions, excisions and evulsions, and perhaps the extraction of teeth, may be thus effected with admirable ease and certainty: and for these purposes surgeons will use it,
Page 506 - desquamation, which may possibly be averted by the local incisions; but if continued, or used on a large scale, the dangers of frost-bite and mortification must be imminent. It may be superfluous to add, that both the liquid and the vapour of
Page 598 - physiological property, viz., that in nutrition “the formative process exactly assimilates the new material to the old.” “The new-formed blood and tissues take the likeness of the old ones in all their peculiarities, whether normal or abnormal.”* Here, then, is the limit to the operation of
Page 597 - capacity for action in events that are not only future, but uncertain; that are indeed, possible, yet are in only so low a degree probable, that if ever they happen they will be called accidents.” This “capacity of adaptation” I take to be a term in all respects equivalent to that of vis
Page 513 - or Spirillum is a decomposed muscle or other tissue, although I believe such will turn out to be the fact; but this much I will vouch for, that what would be declared by competent authority to be a being living, and accounted a certain species of Vibrio, is nothing but absolutely dead muscle. On the Effects of Absinthe.
Page 513 - to us all the phenomena of life, as exhibited by the activity of the lowest forms of animals and plants, by the ultimate cellules of the decomposed and fetid striated muscle of a Sagitta. I do not pretend to say that everything that comes under the name of
Page 354 - p. 653). Fergusson (Med. Chir. Trans., vol. iv, pp. 2—6), who accompanied the English army into Portugal, says—” The use of Mercury, when pushed to the extent that can at all constitute it a remedy in any stage, is actually unknown to the native practitioners, who, in that point of view, religiously abstain from its use,
Page 506 - and as a styptic, and for the destruction, by freezing, of erectile and other growths. But, for the large operations, it is obviously less convenient than general anesthesia, and will never supersede it. Applied to the skin, a first degree of congelation is evanescent: if protracted longer, it is followed by redness