The North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 12

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1831 - Medicine
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Page 358 - considered as specifically different, if they are distinguished from each other by some peculiarities, which one cannot be supposed to have acquired, or the other to have lost, through any known operation of physical causes; for we are hence led to conclude that the
Page 182 - and nervous system, or, in other words, inactivity of intellect and of feeling, is a very frequent predisposing cause of insanity, and of every form of nervous disease. For demonstrative evidence of this position, we have only to look at the numerous victims to
Page 183 - from this cause. When a person of some mental capacity is confined for a length of time to an unvarying round of employment, which affords neither scope nor stimulus for one half of his faculties, and, from want of education or society, has no external resources ; his mental powers, for want of exercise to keep up due vitality in their
Page 167 - on the insane. He visited prisons and resorted to schools, he was introduced to the courts of princes, to colleges, and the seats of justice, and wherever he heard of an individual distinguished in any particular way, either
Page 171 - inspires with gay, fascinating, and delightful emotions, painting futurity fair and smiling as the regions of primeval bliss ; it gilds and adorns every prospect with shades of enchanting excellence, •while cautiousness hangs clouds and mists over distant objects, seen by the mind's
Page 22 - from a large divided empty vein, and the patient expired instantly, without either sigh, groan or struggle, and every effort to restore animation was useless. The instant the atmospheric air gained access and filled the vacuum, the hissing noise ceased, the patient expired, and the mouth of the vessel collapsed.
Page 337 - at an early hour, hurried to the mills, and kept there with an interval of only forty minutes, till a late hour at night; kept moreover in an atmosphere impure, not only as the air of a town, not only as defective in ventilation,
Page 183 - unduly sensitive, and shrinks within itself and its own limited circle, as its only protection against every trifling occurrence or mode of action which has not relation to itself. A desire to continue an unvaried round of life takes strong possession of the mind,
Page 337 - kept moreover in an atmosphere impure, not only as the air of a town, not only as defective in ventilation, hut as loaded also with noxious dust. Health! cleanliness! mental improvement! How are they regarded ? Recreation is out of the question. There is scarcely time for meals. The very period of sleep, so necessary for the young, is too often
Page 364 - a perpendicular line drawn from the external opening of the ear to the top of the head, while, in the Caucasian, the portions on each side of such a line are much more nearly equal. " Corresponding in their character to the maxillary

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