The Study of medicine v.1, Volumen 1

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Página 326 - ... system; whence, by the intervention of the cold stage and spasm connected with it, the action of the heart and larger arteries is increased, and continues so till it has had the effect of restoring the energy of the brain, of extending this energy to the extreme vessels, of restoring, therefore , their action , and thereby especially overcoming the spasm affecting them ; upon the removing of which, the excretion of sweat, and other marks of the relaxation of excretories take place.
Página 230 - This is an individual of the thrush kind ; its own natural note is delightfully musical and solemn; but beyond this it possesses an instinctive talent of imitating the note of every other kind of singing bird, and even the voice of every bird of prey so exactly, as to deceive the very kinds it attempts to mock. It is moreover playful enough to find amusement in the deception; and takes a pleasure in decoying smaller birds near it by mimicking...
Página 83 - Captain Franklin also notices the resuscitation of fishes after being frozen. " It may be worthy of notice here, that the fish froze as they were taken out of the nets, and in a short time became a solid mass of ice ; and by a blow or two of the hatchet were easily split open, when the intestines might be removed in one lump. If in this completely frozen state they were thawed before the fire, they recovered their animation.
Página 64 - This is one of the most common, as well as one of the most important machine tools, and one which can be made to serve for a wide variety of operations.
Página lxxx - At the termination of the last century, while the doctrine of Cullen was generally embraced, typhus fever was called a disease of debility, and was of course to be cured by tonics and stimulants. No sooner was it ascertained to exist, than bark and wine were administered in as large doses as the patient could be induced, or was found able to take. No doubt was entertained of their power over the disease ; the only question that caused any doubt in the mind of the practitioner was, whether the patient...
Página lxxx - ... contemporaries, bore down all opposition, and we flattered ourselves that we had at length subdued the formidable monster. But we were doomed to experience the ordinary process of disappointment; the practice, as usual, was found inefficient or injurious, and it was, after a short time, supplanted by the use of the lancet. But this practice was even more shortlived than...
Página 82 - Thou'dst meet the bear i' the mouth. When the mind's free, The body's delicate : the tempest in my mind Doth from my senses take all feeling else, Save what beats there.
Página lxxx - ... and stimulants. No sooner was it ascertained to exist, than bark and wine were administered in as large doses as the patient could be induced, or was found able to take. No doubt was entertained of their power over the disease ; the only question that caused any doubt in the mind of the practitioner was, whether the patient could bear the quantity that would be necessary for the cure. " To this treatment succeeded that of cold affusion. The high character and literary reputation of the individual...
Página 165 - ... morbid secretion of a saccharine and viscid juice, which, while it destroys the young shoots by exhaustion, renders them a favourite resort for this insect, and a cherishing nidus for the myriads of little dots that are its eggs. The latter are hatched within eight-and-forty hours after their deposit, and succeeded by hosts of other eggs of the same kind ; or, if the blight take place in an early part of the autumn, by hosts of the young insects produced viviparously ; for, in different seasons...
Página 355 - ... will vary in different persons, and even in the same person at different times according to the succession of ideas, passions, and circumstances. Upon that system it would be necessary to form, not only a particular code for every individual, but a new penal law for every crime. Men...

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