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Page 145 - In human works, though labour'd on with pain, A thousand movements scarce one purpose gain; In God's, one single can its end produce; Yet serves to second too, some other use.
Page 142 - I counted the perspiratory pores on the palm of the hand, and found 3,528 in a square inch. Now, each of these pores being the aperture of a little tube of about a quarter of an inch long, it follows that in a square inch of skin on the palm of the hand, there exists a length of tube equal to 882 inches, or 73£ feet.
Page 142 - Now, the number of square inches of surface in a man of ordinary height and bulk is 2500 ; the number of pores, therefore, 7,000,000, and the number of inches of perspiratory tube 1,750,000, that is, 145,833 feet, or 48,600 yards, or nearly twenty-eight miles.
Page xii - Tut, man ! one fire burns out another's burning, One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish ; Turn giddy, and be holp by backward turning ; One desperate grief cures with another's languish: Take thou some new infection to the eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.
Page 109 - Citrate of soda may thus place the system under the influence of an alkaline carbonate, which is indispensable to the interstitial combustion of the glucose of the food.
Page 146 - Viewing the SKIN in this way, and recognising its just claims to consideration as an important animal organ, we are led to the conclusion that the skin is a part of the
Page 158 - M. Mege Mouries also directed attention to the fact that the bran contains a portion of very soluble nitrogenous matter, cerealine, which is of the nature of diastase, and has the property of dissolving starch. This, no doubt might be utilised by treating bran with warm water, and then using the water in the manufacture of bread. The nutritive value of wheat is shown in Tables No. 3 and No. 4 ; and although the average amount of gluten is there set down...
Page 159 - ... soda, and butter. Beat up all well together for at least ten minutes, adding gradually the warm milk. Place in wellbuttered tins, or patty-pans, and bake in a brisk oven H for about ten minutes.
Page xiii - While the difference of sexes in all living beings beneficently binds them together in prolific union, the crude matters of inorganic nature are impelled by like instincts. Even in the darkness of chaos, matter was accumulated or separated according as affinity or antagonism attracted or repelled its various parts. The celestial fire follows the metals, the magnet, the iron ; amber when rubbed attaches light bodies ; earth blends with earth ; salt separates from the waters of the sea and joins its...
Page 145 - ... times in an hour bring the whole — -aye, every drop — of the blood of the body to the surface ; bring it that it may furnish the materials for the microscopic pavement ; that it may be purified by the abstraction of its unwholesome principles ; that it may breathe the vital air of the atmosphere without ; — besides this, also, the skin near its surface is one vast network of nerves — nerves, mysterious organs, that belong in their nature to the unknown sources of the lightning, the electric...