The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English: Or, Medicine Simplified

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World's Dispensary Medical Association, 1918 - Medicine, Popular - 1008 pages
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Page 265 - The floating clouds their state shall lend To her : for her the willow bend ; Nor shall she fail to see Even in the motions of the storm Grace that shall mould the maiden's form By silent sympathy. " The stars of midnight shall be dear To her and she shall lean her ear In many a secret place Where rivulets dance their wayward round, And beauty born of murmuring sound Shall pass into her face.
Page 231 - ... through it There is no difficulty in thus filling the lungs with air. On expiring this air through the glass tube, its freedom from floating matter is at once manifest. From the very beginning of the act of expiration the beam is pierced by a black aperture. The first puff from the lungs abolishes the illuminated dust and puts a patch of darkness in its place ; and the darkness continues throughout the entire course of the expiration. When the tube is placed below the beam and moved to and fro,...
Page 560 - Gravel is the term applied to water-worn fragments of rocks when the particles or pebbles vary from the size of a pea to that of a hen's egg.
Page 229 - SOLAR light in passing through a dark room reveals its track by illuminating the dust floating in the air. ' The sun,' says Daniel Culverwell, ' discovers atomes, though they be invisible by candle-light, and makes them dance naked in his beams.
Page 517 - ... per diem, according to the age of the child and the severity of the case, and, of course, largely diluted. In conjunction with the specific treatment, the tonic treatment is of...
Page 230 - I was by no means prepared for this result; for I had thought that the dust of our air was, in great part, inorganic and non-combustible. Mr. Valentin had the kindness, to procure for me a small gasfurnace containing a platinum tube, which could be heated to vivid redness.* The tube also contained a roll of platinum gauze, which, while it permitted the air to pass through it...
Page 378 - We infer that as vigorous health and its accompanying high spirits are larger elements of happiness than any other things whatever, the teaching how to maintain them is a teaching that yields in moment to no other whatever.
Page 211 - Rub one teaspoonful of the powder with a tablespoonful of milk into a smooth paste, then add a second tablespoonful of milk, constantly rubbing until a cream-like mixture is obtained. Pour this into eight ounces of hot milk, stirring well, and it is then ready for use. The flour ball thus prepared is quite digestible, and it prevents the formation of large curds of milk.
Page 632 - Briefly stated, it is as follows: Organic beings possess the power of assimilating from the nutritious matters they absorb the peculiar pabulum which each organ of the body demands for its development and sustenance. The brain, for instance, selects that part which it requires; the heart the material necessary for its growth and preservation, and so on with the liver, the lungs, the muscles and the various other organs of the body. No mistake is ever committed;, the brain never takes liver nutriment...
Page 243 - From experiments performed while living on an exclusive diet of bread, fresh meat, and butter, with coffee and water for drink, we have found that the entire quantity of food required during twenty-four hours by a man in full health and taking free exercise in the open air is as follows: Meat, 16 oz., or 1.03 Ib.

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