Digestion; the influence of alcoholic fluids [a lect.].

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Page 23 - I have ever found from my knowledge and custom, as well as from the custom and observation of others, that those who drink nothing but water, or make :it their particular drink, are but little affected by the climate, and can undergo the greatest fatigue without inconvenience.
Page 12 - The symptoms of having eaten too much, began at last to frighten some of them; but on questioning others, who had taken a more moderate allowance, their minds were a little quieted. The others, however, became equally alarmed in their turn, dreading that such symptoms would come on, and that they were all poisoned, so that they regarded each other with the strongest marks of apprehension, uncertain what would be the issue of their imprudence. Fortunately the fruit proved wholesome and good.
Page 11 - As there were no appearances to make me imagine that any of the natives were near us, I sent out parties in search of supplies, while others of the people were putting the boat in order.
Page 15 - It is a remarkable fact,' says Dr. Dundas Thompson, ' that alcohol, when added to the digestive fluid, produces a white precipitate, so that the fluid is no longer capable of digesting animal or vegetable matter.
Page 18 - The mean of the three years, when the large quantity of spirits was used, is 128 cases; while in the two years of temperance, the mean number of cases was 66, or about one-half.
Page 24 - Hosts, directs all the actions and motions of the hosts that he hath created, to the full accomplishment of every purpose that, in his wisdom, he hath formed. When we are assured that the hairs of our head are all numbered...
Page 11 - ... by contrary winds or other causes, and promising to enlarge upon the allowance as we got on, they cheerfully agreed to my proposal.
Page 17 - ... who will not abandon liquors, use them in moderation, and not habitually or day by day, unless the health should require it, for cases of this kind we sometimes do meet with, though by no means so often as many would believe. Abstractly considered, liquors are not injurious. It is their abuse that makes them so, in the same manner as the most wholesome food becomes pernicious when taken to an improper excess.
Page 23 - I regret to observe, that in India it has been recommended, by men who ought to know better, that beer should be substituted among the troops, for spirits ; upon the principle, I suppose, that " one fire burns out another's burning.

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