The Institutes of Medicine

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Harper & brothers, 1867 - Medicine - 1145 pages
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Page 60 - But knowledge is as food, and needs no less Her temperance over appetite, to know In measure what the mind may well contain; Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns Wisdom to folly, as nourishment to wind.
Page 242 - Our clothing is merely an equivalent for a certain amount of food. The more -warmly we are clothed the less urgent becomes the appetite for food, because the loss of heat by cooling, and consequently the amount of heat to be supplied by the food, is diminished. If we were to go naked, like certain savage tribes, or if in hunting or fishing we were exposed to the same degree of cold as the Samoyedes, we should be able with ease to consume 10 Ibs.
Page 157 - According to tradition, * these thousand years of the reign of Christ and the saints, will be the seventh Millenary of the world : for as God created the world in six days, and rested on the seventh...
Page 187 - We have seen powerful evidence, that the construction of this globe and its associates, and inferentially that of all the other globes of space, was the result, not of any immediate or personal exertion on the part of the Deity, but of natural laws which are expressions of his will.
Page 622 - ... infant perhaps the one is as painful as the other. He that dies in an earnest pursuit is like one that is wounded in hot blood, who for the time scarce feels the hurt' and therefore, a mind fixed and bent upon somewhat that is good, doth avert the dolours of death. But above all, believe it, the sweetest canticle is Nunc dimittis, when a man hath obtained worthy ends and expectations.
Page 239 - Now, in different climates the quantity of oxygen introduced into the system by respiration, as has been already shown, varies according to the temperature of the external air ; the quantity of inspired oxygen increases with the loss of heat by external cooling, and the quantity of carbon or hydrogen necessary to combine with this oxygen must be increased in the same ratio.
Page 159 - There is nothing to prevent us from considering the vital force as a peculiar property, which is possessed by certain material bodies, and becomes sensible when their elementary particles are combined in a certain arrangement or form.
Page 155 - Physiology has sufficiently decisive grounds for the opinion, that every motion, every manifestation of force, is the result of a transformation of the structure or of its substance ; that every conception, every mental affection, is followed by changes in the chemical nature of the secreted fluids ; that every thought, every sensation, is accompanied by a change in the composition of the substance of the brain.
Page 171 - This action is commonly said to be dynamic, — that is, it accelerates, or retards, or alters in some way the phenomena of motion in animal life. If we reflect, that this action is exerted by substances which are material, tangible, and ponderable ; that they disappear in the organism ; that a double dose acts more powerfully than a single one ; that, after a time, a fresh dose must be given, if we wish to produce the action a second time ; all these considerations, viewed chemically, permit only...
Page 186 - ... minutest structures of man and animals. The work is written with peculiar and classical terseness, reminding us very much of the style of Celsus We have dedicated a large space to this remarkable work, that may induce many of our readers to peruse the original. The author is, decidedly, a man of great information and reflection.

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