John Hunter, Man of Science and Surgeon (1728-1793)

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T. Fisher Unwin, 1897 - Physicians - 271 pages

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Page 177 - The aorta measured a foot diameter. Ten or fifteen gallons of blood are thrown out of the heart at a stroke with an immense velocity, through a tube of a foot diameter. The whole idea fills the mind with wonder...
Page 126 - I think your solution is just; but why think? why not try the experiment?
Page 54 - In the year 1762, when I was in Portugal, I observed in a nobleman's garden, near Lisbon, a small fish-pond, full of different kinds of fish.
Page 232 - You have been long in the habit of dissecting human subjects? I presume you have dissected more than any man in Europe ? A, I have dissected some thousands during these thirty-three years.
Page 27 - When I was a boy, I wanted to know all about the clouds and the grasses, and why the leaves changed colour in the autumn ; I watched the ants, bees, birds, tadpoles, and caddisworms ; I pestered people with questions about what nobody knew or cared anything about.
Page 107 - ... to be absorbed, of the unfitness or impossibility of remaining under such circumstances, whatever they may be, and therefore they become ready for removal, and submit to it with ease.
Page 96 - Hunter unexpectedly found his drawing-room filled with musical professors, connoisseurs, and other idlers, whom Mrs Hunter had assembled. He was greatly irritated, and walking straight into the room, addressed the astonished guests pretty much in the following strain :
Page 106 - Never ask me what I have said, or what I have written; but if you will ask me what my present opinions are, I will tell you.
Page 141 - I own I was glad when I heard you was married to a woman of fortune ; but "let her go, never mind her.
Page 44 - If I had strength enough to hold a pen, I would write how easy and pleasant a thing it is to die.

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