the british and foreing medical review or quarterly journal of practical medicine and surgery vol xv

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Page 187 - The attention must now be fixed upon the action in which the patient is engaged. He must depict to himself that he sees the breath passing from his nostrils in a continuous stream : and the very instant that he brings his mind to conceive this apart from all other ideas, consciousness and memory depart, imagination slumbers, fancy becomes dormant, thought subdued ; the sentient faculties lose their susceptibility ; the vital or ganglionic system assumes the sovereignty ; and, as we before remarked,...
Page 333 - The annual slaughter in England and Wales from preventible causes of typhus which attacks persons in the vigour of life, appears to be double the amount of what was suffered by the Allied Armies in the battle of Waterloo.
Page 316 - Of three specimens from an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half in length...
Page 79 - ... instruments, and machines, and that without it neither the body nor the mind can be kept in health and vigour. The new parks and public walks will afford the artisan an opportunity of refreshing his exhausted limbs and respiring the fresh air ; and the health and temper of the sedentary workman may be much ameliorated by affording facilities in towns for athletic exercises and simple games out of doors, which, while they bring the muscles into play, unbend, excite, and exhilarate the mind. Moral...
Page 183 - We find everywhere the same susceptibility, though not always in the same degree of forwardness or ripeness of improvement, of admitting the cultivation of these universal endowments, of opening the eyes of the mind to the more clear and luminous views which CHRISTIANITY unfolds, of becoming moulded to the institutions of religion and of civilized life. In a word, the same inward and mental nature is to be recognized in all the races of men.
Page 181 - ... 2. That these variations extend to considerable modifications in external properties, colour, the nature of the integument, and of its covering, whether hair or wool ; the structure of limbs, and the proportional size of parts ; that they likewise involve certain physiological changes or variations as to the laws of the animal economy ; and lastly, certain psychological alterations or changes in the instincts, habits, and powers of perception and intellect. 3. That these last changes are in some...
Page 333 - ... of attacks to deaths is diminished, so it appears from the reports is the intensity and suffering from the disease generally increased. It appears that the extremes of mortality at the Small-pox Hospital, in London, amongst those attacked, have been 15 per cent. and 42 per cent. But if, according to other statements, the average mortality be taken at 1 in 5, or 20 per cent., the number of persons attacked in England and Wales during the year of the return, must amount to upwards of...
Page 307 - In the evidence of recruiting officers, collected under the Factory Commission of Inquiry, it was shown that fewer recruits of the proper strength and stature for military service are obtainable now than heretofore from Manchester. I have been informed that of those labourers now employed in the most important manufactories, whether natives or migrants to that town, the sons who are employed at the same work are generally inferior in stature to their parents.
Page 209 - ... firmly attached, as is commonly the case, to foreign bodies by means of its suctorial mouth, it is obvious that no water can pass by that aperture from the pharynx to the gills; it is therefore alternately received and expelled by the external apertures. If a lamprey, while so attached to the side of a vessel, be held with one series of apertures out of the water, the respiratory currents are seen to enter by the submerged orifices, and, after traversing the corresponding sacs and the pharynx,...

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