The family physician, or every man his own doctor: in three parts : Part I. Contains the theory and practice of physic : Part II. Diseases of women and children, and the botanic practice : Part III. Dispensatory, anatomy, and the practice of surgery : together with the history, causes, symptoms, and treatment of Asiatic cholera ...

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Page 501 - ... instantly contracted, but with less force than was expected. Satisfied from ample experience on the living body, that more powerful effects can be produced in galvanic excitation, by leaving the extreme communicating rods, in close contact, with the parts to be operated on, while the electric chain or circuit is completed by running the end of the wires along the top of the plates, in the last trough of either pole, the other wire being steadily immersed in the last cell of the opposite pole,...
Page 175 - ... all over, but not stay in (with his head above water) longer than half a minute, if the water be very cold; after this he must go in three times a week for a fortnight longer.
Page 501 - ... every muscle in his countenance was simultaneously thrown into fearful action ; rage, horror, despair, anguish, and ghastly smiles, united their hideous expression in the murderer's face, surpassing far the wildest representations of a Fuseli or a Kean. At this period several of the spectators were forced to leave the apartment from terror or sickness, and one gentleman fainted.
Page 175 - Take of the Herb called In Latin Lichen cinereus terrestris, In English, Ash coloured ground Liverwort, cleaned, drved and powdered, half an Ounce : of black Pepper powdered, two Drachms : Mix these well together, and divide the Powder into four Doses, one of which must be taken every Morning, fasting, for four Mornings successively, in half a Pint of Cow-s Milk warm.
Page 500 - On moving the second rod from the hip to the heel, the knee being previously bent, the leg was thrown out with such violence as nearly to overturn one of the assistants, who in vain attempted to prevent its extension.
Page 501 - Exp. 4.—The last galvanic experiment consisted in transmitting the electric power from the spinal marrow to the ulnar nerve, as it passes by the internal condyle at the elbow: the fingers now moved nimbly, like those of a violin performer; an assistant who tried to close the fist, found the hand to open forcibly, in spite of his efforts.
Page 287 - Coffee Milk. — Boil a dessert-spoonful of ground coffee in nearly a pint of milk a quarter of an hour ; then put into it a shaving or two of isinglass and clear it ; let it boil a few minutes, and set it on the side of the fire to grow fine.
Page 500 - Every muscle of the body was immediately agitated with convulsive movements, resembling a violent shuddering from cold. The left side was most powerfully convulsed at each renewal of the electric contact.
Page 502 - ... the neck, the pulmonary organs had been set aplaying at first, (as I proposed), by electrifying the phrenic nerve, (which may be done without any dangerous incision), there is a probability that life might have been restored. This event, however little desirable with a murderer, and perhaps contrary to law, would yet have been pardonable in one instance, as it would have been highly honourable and useful to science.
Page 530 - Each irritable part differs from the rest in regard to the quantity of irritability which it possesses. This law explains to us the reason of the great diversity which we observe in the action of various irritable parts : thus the muscles of voluntary motion can remain a long time in a state of action, and, if it be continued as long as possible, another considerable portion of...

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