Observations on the Nature and Cure of Calculus, Sea Scurvy, Consumption, Catarrah, and Fever: Together with Conjectures Upon Several Other Subjects of Physiology and Pathology

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Page 167 - It is not uncommon, I have been frequently told, in the Highlands of Scotland, for a mother who has borne twenty children not to have two alive.
Page 266 - Physiological ignorance is, undoubtedly, the most abundant source of our sufferings. Every person accustomed to the sick must have heard them deplore their ignorance of the necessary consequences of those practices by which their health has been destroyed : and when men shall be deeply convinced that the eternal laws of nature have connected pain and decrepitude with one mode of life, and health and vigour with another, they will avoid the former and adhere to the latter. It is strange, however,...
Page 12 - Has generally afforded relief in lefs than three weeks ; and in no cafe but one, out of more than twenty that have fallen under my own...
Page 167 - But poverty, though it does not prevent the generation, is extremely unfavourable to the rearing of children. The tender plant is produced, but in so cold a soil, and so severe a climate, soon withers and dies.
Page 114 - A third circumftance, which demands attention, is, in what degree the fcetus has its blood oxygenated by the blood of the mother through the placenta.
Page 265 - ... becaufe they do not bear . ripe fruit at a feafon when they can only be putting forth their bloflbms.
Page 56 - The rooms are imperfectly aired by gratings above, and fmall (kuttles in the fide of the fhip, which, of courfe, can be of little ufe at fea. The gratings are alfo half covered when it blows hard, to keep out the fait fpray or rain. The temperature in thefe apartments, when they became crowded, was fometimes above 96° of Farenhcit's fcale.
Page 147 - For many ingenious arguments on this (abject, we may refer to Mr. Coleman's differtation on fufpended refpiration. — Leaving thefe things to Dr. B.'s confideration, we will prefent our readers with his concluding remarks on this fubje& : ' The more you refleft, the more you, will be convinced that nothing would fo much contribute to refcue the art of medicine from its prefent helplefs condition, as the difcovery of the means of regulating the conilituuon of the atmofphere.
Page 148 - ... highly dangerous or defperate, which one cannot, upon the faith of any obvious phenomena, refer to either head. The materia medica might, therefore, undergo a ftill greater...
Page 159 - I could not be fufpefted of that difpofition to diminifh the faults, and magnify the excellencies of his fyftem, which my (hare in the prefent publication may be fuppofed to produce ; I was led, to remark, that " if he has not always difcovered the truth, he is feldom forfaken by the fpirit of phikjfophy.

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