A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene for Educational Institutions and General Readers ...

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Clark Maynard, 1889 - Physiology - 322 pages
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Page 139 - The smooth, soft air with pulse-like waves Flows murmuring through its hidden caves, ] Whose streams of brightening purple rush. Fired with a new and livelier blush. While all their burden of decay The ebbing current steals away, And red with Nature's flame they start From the warm fountains of the heart.
Page 215 - Judge shall proceed to the last fatal ceremony, and demand what he has to say why the Sentence of the Law should not be pronounced upon him...
Page 218 - The opium-eater loses none of his moral sensibilities or aspirations; he wishes and longs as earnestly as ever to realize what he believes possible, and feels to be exacted by duty ; but his intellectual apprehension of what is possible infinitely outruns his power, not of execution only, but even of power to attempt.
Page 163 - Its upper (surface cannot be nearer to us than fifty, and can scarcely bo more remote than five hundred miles. It surrounds us on all sides, yet we see it not; it presses on us with a load of fifteen pounds on every square inch of surface of our bodies, or from seventy to one hundred tons on us in all,, yet we do not so much as feel its weight. Softer than the...
Page 280 - Reading aloud and recitation are more useful and invigorating musical exercises than is generally imagined, atleast when managed with due regard to the natural powers of the individual, so as to avoid effort and fatigue. Both require the varied activity of most of the muscles of the trunk to a degree of which few are conscious, till their attention is turned to it. In forming and undulating the voice, not only the chest, but also the diaphragm and abdominal muscles are in constant action, and communicate...
Page 163 - It warms and cools by turns the earth and the living creatures that inhabit it. It draws up vapours from the sea and land, retains them dissolved in itself, or suspended in cisterns of clouds, and throws them down again as rain or dew when they are required.
Page 295 - Rub the body briskly until it is dry and warm, then dash cold water upon it, and repeat the rubbing. Avoid the immediate removal of the patient, as it involves a dangerous loss of time; also, the use of bellows, or any forcing instrument; also, the warm bath, and all rough treatment. The Care of the Sick-Koom. The sick-room should be bright and airy, and "Sweetness and light
Page 140 - No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort ; a great thing can only be done by a great man, and he does it without effort.
Page 298 - The clear supernatent fluid will be a saturated solution of chloride of lead. A cloth dipped in this solution and hung up in a room will sweeten a fetid atmosphere instantaneously...
Page 170 - In all probability, the protection of the lungs will be the protection of the whole system. For it is exceedingly probable that the germs which lodge in the air-passages are those which sow epidemic disease in the body. If this be so, then disease can certainly be warded off by filters of cotton wool. By this means, so far as the germs are concerned, the air of the highest Alps may be brought into the chamber of the invalid.

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