Medical and Philosophical Commentaries, Volume 2

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Page 215 - ... fame becomes a man more towards his exit, than at his entrance into life ; and yet you confess, that the longer you live, the more you grow indifferent about it. Your sentiment is true and natural ; your reasoning, I am afraid, is not so upon this occasion.
Page 383 - He accounts for it in the following manner : When there are no clouds in the air, the heat of the inferior air and that which...
Page 197 - ... to a child of two or three years old, and double the quantity to an adult, is given in the morning fafting, and repeated the two fucceeding mornings; after which a dofe of Rhubarb is ufually fubjoined.
Page 387 - THE electric organs of the torpedo are placed on each side of the cranium and gills, reaching from thence to the semicircular cartilages of each great fin, and extending longitudinally from the anterior extremity of the animal to the transverse cartilage, which divides the thorax from the abdomen...
Page 337 - He concludes, therefore, with recommending the mixture of potatoes, in times of fcarcity, with the flour of wheat, indead of employing rye, barley, or oats, as has frequently been done. When grain is altogether wanting, he recommends the ufe of bread made from a mixture of the amylaceous powder of potatoes and of their pulp, this mixture being fermented with leaven or with honey. The meal of this root, when diluted with hot water, acquires a tenacious and gluey confidence.
Page 119 - In times of great fcarcity, common bran will anlwer the purpofe ; but when potatoes are to be had, the addition of a proper proportion of thefe is to be preferred. M. Parmentier gives an account of the bread which he obtained from the amylaceous powders of the different vegetables mentioned above, with the addition of potatoes and a fmall quantity of common leaven of grain. This bread appeared in general to be well fermented ; it was of a good white colour, and free from any difagreeable odour :...
Page 119 - Parmentier, in order to difcover the degree of power wherewith this alimentary powder nouriihed, made himfelf the fubjeil of experiment; and found, that three ounces of it for dinner, and as much for fupper, made into panada with water, was a fufficient quantity of aliment for a day.
Page 190 - The blood becomes vascular like other living parts. Mr. Hunter affirms, that after amputations, the coagula in the extremities of arteries may be injected by injecting...
Page 419 - ... had his diurnal courfe about it ; I take it, that it would follow, that the air of itfelf would imbibe a certain quantity of aqueous vapours, and retain them like...
Page 189 - He alleges, that in the nature of things, there is not a more- intimate connection between life and a folid, than between life and a fluid. For, although we are more accuftomed to connect it with the one than the other, yet the only real difference which can be mown between a folid and a fluid is, that the' particles of the one are lefs moveable among themfelves than thofe of the other.

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