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Page 200 - God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!
Page 77 - ... their sisters, husbands their wives, and parents their children, for salt. In the district of Accra, on the Gold Coast of Africa, a handful of salt is the most valuable thing upon earth after gold, and will purchase a slave or two. Mungo Park tells us that with the Mandingoes and Bambaras the use of salt is such a luxury that to say of a man, ' He flavors his food with salt...
Page 90 - ... typhoid symptoms, was in violent action, and ten days or less ended it. It was as if the system had been kept fair, outside, while, within, it was eaten to a shell, and at the first touch of disease there was utter collapse ; every fibre • was poisoned and weak.
Page 278 - Close the room as tightly as possible, place the sulphur in iron pans supported by bricks placed in wash-tubs containing a little water; set it on fire by hot coals, or with the aid of a spoonful of alcohol, and allow the room to remain closed for twenty-four hours. For a room about ten feet square, at least three pounds of sulphur should be used; for larger rooms, proportionally larger quantities.
Page 189 - A very important and interesting point to notice, is that, as the motor nervefibres leave the brain, they cross over from one side of the spinal cord to the other. The sensory nerve-fibres cross in the same way soon after entering it. Thus, the right half of the brain governs the left half of the body, and the left half of the brain controls the right side of the body.
Page 192 - ... and that these are recuperated during sleep. If the recuperation does not equal the expenditure, the brain withers — this is insanity. Thus it is that, in early English history, persons who were condemned to death by being prevented from sleeping, always died raving maniacs ; thus it is also that those who are starved to death become insane — the brain is not nourished and they cannot sleep.