Second Book in Physiology and Hygiene, Book 2

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American Book Company, 1894 - Health - 291 pages
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Page 85 - I have no hesitation in attributing a very large proportion of some of the most painful and dangerous maladies which come under my notice, as well as those which every medical man has to treat, to the ordinary and daily use of fermented drink taken in the quantity which is conventionally deemed moderate.
Page 157 - Hairs are found upon all parts of the body, with the exception of the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
Page 49 - ... operation of mastication ; the lubrication of the food by mucus ; the provision for the security of the respiratory organs ; the grasping by .the muscles of the throat ; the churning movement of the stomach ; the guardianship of the pylorus ; the timely introduction by safe and protected channels of the saliva, the gastric juice, the bile, the pancreatic juice, and the intestinal fluids, each with its special adaptation ; the curious peristaltic motion of the intestines; the twofold absorption...
Page 80 - ... imperfectly digest, is in constant anxiety and irritation. It is oppressed with the sense of nausea ; it is oppressed with the sense of emptiness and prostration ; it is oppressed with a sense of distention ; it is oppressed with a loathing for food ; and it is teased with a craving for more drink. Thus there is engendered a permanent disorder which, for politeness sake, is called dyspepsia, and for which different remedies are often sought but never found.
Page 115 - ... animal, is, in proportion to the size of the animal, about twice as large as that of a pig kept in a pen. Can you tell why ? One who has a well-developed and strong heart has more vigor, more endurance, and more courage than he otherwise would have. When one not accustomed to daily active exercise hurries to catch a train or runs up a flight of stairs, he gets out of breath very easily and perhaps suffers from heavy beating or palpitation of the heart. Enough daily exercise should be taken to...
Page 91 - tea-taster " who was so" seriously affected by the process that he thought it proper to consult me on the symptoms induced, defined the symptoms very clearly as follows : " Deficiency of saliva ; destruction of taste for food ; biliousness ; nausea ; constipation ; an extreme and undefinable nervousness ; and nightmare whenever sleep is obtained.
Page 80 - Thus there is engendered a permanent disorder which, for politeness sake, is called dyspepsia, and for which different remedies are often sought but never found. Antibilious pills — whatever they may mean — Seidlitz powders, effervescing waters, and all that pharmacopoeia of aids to further indigestion, in which the afflicted who nurse their own diseases so liberally and innocently indulge, are tried in vain.
Page 92 - Yet six millions of these truest sons of temperance held their own for seven centuries against great odds of heavy-armed Giaours, excelled all Christendom in astronomy, medicine, agriculture, chemistry, and linguistics, as well as in the abstract sciences, and could boast of a whole galaxy of philosophers and inspired poets.
Page 106 - ... body generally. And, it should be remembered, that it is to this complete circuit of the blood alone, that the term " circulation " can, in strictness, be applied. It is of the essence of a circular motion that that which moves returns to the place from whence it started. Hence, the discovery of the course of the blood from the right ventricle, through the lungs to the left ventricle was in nowise an anticipation of the discovery of the circulation of the blood. For the blood which traverses...

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