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Page 231 - action of the oxygen of the atmosphere and the elements of the food."—Animal Chemistry, p. 9. The proper construction of this passage is this;—when the vital force is brought into the state of activity, in animals, food and oxygen are the primitive or proximate causes of that activity. Professor Caldwell,
Page 232 - to force the German chemist into the assertion that chemical force is the cause of vitality, changes the sentence, in the following unjustifiable manner by the use of italics.—Phys. Vind.—" All vital activity arises from the mutual action of the oxygen of the atmosphere and the
Page 278 - itself in the constant absorption of the oxygen of the air, and its combination with certain component parts of the animal body. " " If we understand these paragraphs correctly, they are, as will presently be demonstrated, entirely out of concord with each other, not to employ a stronger term, we pronounce them mutually contradictory.
Page 274 - use of oil and fat meats is the true secret of life in these foreign countries, and that the natives cannot subsist without it; becoming diseased, and dying under a more meagre diet. " Dr. Caldwell says that this is
Page 381 - check the morbid secretions, and assist the bowels in regaining their healthy state. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES. ART. VI.—The Class Book of Anatomy, explanatory of the first principles of Human Organization, as the basis of Physical Education; designed for
Page 329 - Experimental and Critical Inquiry into the Nature and Treatment of Wounds of the Intestines; — illustrated by engravings— By SAMUEL D. GROSS, MD, Professor of Surgery in the Louisville Medical Institute; Surgeon to the Louisville Marine Hospital;
Page 157 - from Mesmerism)—" by our inquiry into the phenomena of 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,
Page 278 - made to harmonize with the following extract from " Animal Chemistry?" And how can the two paragraphs about to be extracted, be made to harmonize with each other? (See p. 2.) "The observations of vegetable physiologists, and the researches of chemists have mutually contributed to establish the fact, that the growth and developement of vegetables depend on the
Page 273 - He who is well fed, resists cold better than the man who is stinted, while the starvation from cold follows but too soon a starvation in food. This, doubtless, explains in a great measure, the resisting powers of the natives of these
Page 228 - glass, and that no such thing as a satellite existed round Jupiter/' Kepler, however, forced him to see them. More obstinate was the principal professor of philosophy at Padua, who " resisted Galileo's repeated and urgent entreaties to look at the moon and planets through his telescope; and even labored to convince the