Physiological Views of the Structure, Functions, and Disorders of the Stomach and Alimentary Organs of the Human Body: With Observations on the Qualities and Effects of Food and Fermented Liquors, and on the Influence of Climate and Local Station

Whittaker, 1824 - 368 sider

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Side 56 - A contemplation of its parts, and their disposition, brought Galen upon his knees, in adoration of the wisdom with which the whole is contrived ; and incited him to challenge any one, upon an hundred years' study, to tell how any the least fibre or particle could have been more * crnSx ma.
Side 146 - I am not yet so lost in lexicography as to forget that ' words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven.
Side 345 - It is undoubted that disorders of the stomach and disorders of the teeth, have become progressively more formidable with the advancement of civilization and the general refinement of domestic habits. " Menenius Agrippa dispelled the prejudice of the Roman populace, by a fabulous allusion to the absurdity and blindness of all the members of the human body joining in rebellion against the stomach : and if fable or fact could be adduced with such successful persuasion, to dispel the blindeess of modern...
Side 226 - He wrote one thousand and five songs. He wrote three thousand proverbs. He wrote about almost everything. The Bible says distinctly he wrote about plants, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that groweth out of the wall, and about birds and beasts and fishes.
Side 139 - ... and even the sense of touch is rendered less nice. It was well observed by the late Dr. Saunders, that we are made gluttons from the cradle, by • the officiousness of our nurses. A child's health is disordered from being over fed. It cries and complains from the effects ; and with a view to silence it, more and more food is given, so that the evil is increased instead of remedied ; and the capacity of the stomach gradually extended far beyond the salutary bounds of nature.
Side 11 - Where a faulty tooth in the upper jaw had been stopped from its side with a compound rnetal, the interstice between it and the adjoining tooth being quite inconsiderable, while the upper surface of a tooth not immediately beneath it in the lower jaw was stopped with the same...
Side 307 - ... the inhabitants of shells, some of which, after their testaceous coverings have been broken, whether on the edges, in holes or in cracks about the middle, no matter where, possess the power of directing, from their secretory vessels, a sufficient quantity of calcareous matter and animal gluten to repair the injury effectually ; whereas man has not the power of directing a single particle...
Side 252 - Either they arc badly formed as to their common outline ; their surfaces are corrugated and discolored ; or, if they be well shapen individually, their enamel is very thin, and preternaturally white ; and the spaces between the teeth are unusually wide. It is a wise precaution to observe the teeth of nurses ; for I should always question the fitness of a wet nurse, with a bad set of teeth, however other circumstances may be in her favor.
Side 138 - ... the brain and of all the organs of sense become diminished ; the sight, the hearing, and the smell, are less exquisitely acute ; the palate is not satisfied •with simple viands ; and even the sense of touch is rendered less nice.
Side 11 - ... regularly communicated by the saliva from one tooth to the other, whenever, by any accidental movement of the mouth, they came within a certain distance of each other, probably about half an inch.

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