A dictionary of domestic medicine and household surgery. Revised


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Página 471 - Now, the number of square inches of surface in a man of ordinary height and bulk is 2,500 ; the number of pores, therefore, 7,000,000, and the number of inches of perspiratory tube, 1,750,000— that is, 145,833 feet or 48,600 yards, or nearly 28 miles.
Página 390 - A poison is a substance which, when taken internally, is capable of destroying life without acting mechanically on the system.
Página 411 - But this was productive of temporary relief only, and what was worse, a more violent paroxysm frequently succeeded. The sensations arising from prickly heat are perfectly indescribable, being compounded of pricking, itching, tingling, and many other feelings for which I have no appropriate appellation. It is usually, but not invariably, accompanied by an eruption of vivid red pimples, not larger in general than a pin's head, which spread over the breast, arms, thighs, neck, and occasionally along...
Página 206 - We lately visited, in a large town, a boarding-school containing forty girls ; and we learnt, on close and accurate inquiry, that there was not one of the girls who had been at the school two years (and the majority had been as long,) that was not more or less crooked!
Página 471 - I counted the perspiratory pores on the palm of the hand, and found 3528 in a square inch. Now, each of these pores being the aperture of a little tube of about a quarter of an inch long, it follows that in a square inch of skin on the palm of the hand, there exists a length of tube equal to 882 inches, or 73i feet.
Página 26 - Arsenic, and so in proportion for any greater or less Quantity: Provided always, that where such Arsenic is stated by the Purchaser to be required, not for Use in Agriculture, but for some other Purpose for which such Admixture would, according to the Representation of the Purchaser, render it unfit, such Arsenic may be sold without such Admixture in a Quantity of not less than Ten Pounds at any One Time.
Página 505 - Barbadoes tar and linseed-oil, in the proportion of one of the former to three of the latter, will be the most effectual external application, while alteratives and physic should be given internally.

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