The nerves of the chest anatomically and physiologically considered. Warneford prize essay, 1843

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Page 72 - And the fear of you, and the dread of you, shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea ; into your hand are they delivered.
Page 73 - WHETHER amid the gloom of night I stray, Or my glad eyes enjoy revolving day, Still nature's various face informs my sense, Of an all-wise, all-powerful Providence.
Page 14 - He soon recovered, and lay for some time in the hospital without exhibiting a symptom to raise alarm. He had given thanks to the assembled governors of the hospital, and had returned into the ward for his bundle, when, on turning round to bid adieu to the other patients, he fell, and in the instant expired. Upon examining his head, it was found that the margins of the occipital hole had been broken : no doubt it had happened that in turning his head the pieces were displaced, and closed and crushed...
Page 58 - Hamburger goes further; he describes the sound as characteristic of an egg-shaped body, about an inch in length and half an inch in breadth...
Page 38 - I have exposed the trunk of the par vagum in the neck of at least thirty animals, and in all of these the pinching, cutting, and even stretching of the nerve were attended by indications of severe suffering. It was frequently difficult to separate the nerve from the artery on account of the violent struggles of the animal."1 1 " Physiological Researches,
Page 72 - All this superiority (of man over the brutes), all these faculties which elevate and dignify him, this reasoning power, this moral sense, these capacities of happiness, these high aspiring hopes, are felt, and enjoyed, and manifested, by means of his superior nervous system. Its injury weakens, its imperfection limits, its destruction (humanly speaking) ends them.
Page 60 - ... the movements of the horse : but every one knows how much these movements may be influenced by the hand and heel of the rider.
Page 43 - ... whereas these are not the only nerves that supply these parts. Haighton's experiments led him to conclude, " that the recurrent branches of the par vagum supply parts which are essentially necessary tp the formation of the voice ; while the laryngeal branches of it seem only to affect its modulation or tone.
Page 70 - in fishes the contractions of the heart continue for the space of half a day after the destruction of the brain and spinal marrow.
Page 23 - It is situated behind the arch of the aorta, between it and the bifurcation of the trachea.

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