Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 18

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Taylor & Francis, 1870
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Page 390 - If, instead of the mean of the eight days, or 73'57, we compare the mean of this one day, viz., 77 beats per 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.
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Page xxiii - 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 263 - Society," by Dr. Herbert Davies, on the law which regulates the relative magnitude of the areas of the four orifices of the = ,.4nearl heart.
Page 391 - ... showed a more rapid contraction of the ventricles, but less power than in the alcoholic period. The brandy acted, in fact, on a heart whose nutrition had not been perfectly restored.
Page 181 - A faint continuous spectrum, without any traces of dark lines in it, was also visible, evidently due to the corona. Its light, tested by a tourmaline applied next to the eye, proved to be very strongly polarized in a plane passing through the centre of the sun. I am not sure, however, but that this polarization, as suggested by Professor Pickering, may have been produced by the successive refractions through the prisms. This explanation at once removes the difficulty otherwise arising from the absence...
Page 390 - 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 per-centage 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 (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 of the heart, viz., as equal to...
Page 110 - 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 110 - 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 390 - ... per cent. 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.

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