Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 18

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Taylor & Francis, 1870
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Page 392 - ... minute, with the alcoholic days, so as to be sure not to over-estimate the action of the alcohol, we find : — On the 9th day with one fluid ounce of alcohol the heart beat 430 times more.
Page 392 - The first day of alcohol gave an excess of 4 per cent., and the last of 23 per cent. ; and the mean of these two gives almost the same percentage of excess as the mean of the six days. " Admitting that each beat of the heart was as strong during the alcoholic period as in the water period...
Page xxv - But, on the other hand, their peculiar physical aggregation with the chemical indifference referred to, appears to be required in substances that can intervene in the organic processes of life. The plastic elements of the animal body are found in this class.
Page 392 - Admitting that each beat of the heart was as strong during the alcoholic period as in the water period (and it was really more powerful), the heart on the last two days of alcohol was doing one-fifth more work. Adopting the lowest estimate which has been given of the daily work done by the heart, viz., as equal to 122 tons lifted one foot...
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Page 112 - Lamp, to be employed in founding a Medal to be given annually for the most important discovery in Chemistry made in Europe or Anglo-America.
Page 112 - The PRESIDENT then delivered his Address, (p. 65.) It was proposed by Mr. LATHAM, seconded by Mr. FIELD, and resolved:— " That the thanks of the Society be given to the President for his Address, and that he be requested to allow it to be printed in the Quarterly Journal of the Society.
Page xxiii - ... to find the value for this common coefficient of expansion. Berthollet had in 1809 demonstrated that hydrogen diffuses much more rapidly than any other gas; but it remained for Graham first to show, in 1828, that the diffusion of all gases is inversely as some function of their density, apparently the square root; and then to definitely establish, in 1838, that "the diffusion, or spontaneous intermixture, of two gases in contact, ... is, in the case of each gas, inversely proportional to the...
Page 464 - from the Gulf of Mexico), if it reaches this locality at all — which is very doubtful — could only affect the most superficial stratum ; and the same may be said of the surface-drift caused by the prevalence of southwesterly winds, to which some have attributed the phenomena usually accounted for by the extension of the Gulf Stream to these regions.
Page xxiv - The diffusion or spontaneous intermixture of two gases in contact, is effected by an interchange in position of indefinitely minute volumes of the gases, which volumes are not necessarily of equal magnitude, being, in the case of each gas, inversely proportional to the square root of the Density of that gas.

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