Western Lancet: A Monthly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery, Volume 2

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1848 - Medicine
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Page 236 - ... the animal body acts, in this respect, as a furnace, which we supply with fuel. It signifies nothing what intermediate forms food may assume, what changes it may undergo in the body, the last change is uniformly the conversion of its carbon into carbonic acid, and of its hydrogen into water; the unassimilated nitrogen of the food, along with the unburned or unoxidized carbon, is expelled in the urine or in the solid excrements.
Page 31 - SYSTEM OF ANATOMY, for the use of Students of Medicine. By CASPAR WISTAR.
Page 157 - Mesmerism, is, that man can act upon man, at all times, and almost at will, by striking his imagination ; that signs and gestures the most simple may produce the most powerful effects ; that the action of man upon the imagination may be reduced to an art, and conducted after a certain method, when exercised upon patients who have faith in the proceedings.
Page 230 - Florence gravely argued that as there were only seven, apertures in the head — two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, and one mouth — and as there were only seven metals, and seven days in the week, so there could be only seven planets.
Page 234 - All vital activity results from the mutual action of the oxygen of the atmosphere and the elements of the food.
Page 274 - It would be very desirable indeed if the men could acquire the taste for Greenland food ; since all experience has shown that the large use of oil and fat meats is the true secret of life in these frozen countries, and that the natives cannot subsist without it ; becoming diseased, and dying under a more meager diet.
Page 273 - The celebrated traveller just quoted, further remarks.f " that in every expedition or voyage to a polar region, at least if a winter residence is contemplated, the quantity of food should be increased, be that as inconvenient as it may. It would be very desirable indeed, if the men could acquire the taste for Greenland food, since all experience has shown that the large use of oil and fat meats is the true secret of life in these frozen countries, and that the natives cannot subsist without it, becoming...
Page 235 - It is only in those parts of the body to which arterial blood, and with it the oxygen absorbed in respiration, is conveyed, that heat is produced. Hair, wool, or feathers do not possess an elevated temperature.
Page 192 - The leech which it is intended to apply, is thrown into a saucer containing fresh beer, and is to be left there till it begins to be quite lively. When it has moved about in the vessel for a few moments, it is to be quickly taken out and applied. This method will rarely disappoint the expectation, and even dull leeches, and those which have been used not long before, will do their duty. It will be seen with astonishment how quickly they bite.
Page 136 - DISEASES OF THE SKIN ; a Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the DIAGNOSIS, PATHOLOGY, and TREATMENT of CUTANEOUS DISEASES, arranged according to a Natural System of Classification, and preceded by an Outline of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin.

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