Clinical lectures on the practice of medicine. Repr. To which is prefixed a criticism by A. Trousseau

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Seite 99 - ... been rewarded by bounteous harvests. Drainage, embankments, engines, and enclosures have given stability to the soil (which in its nature is as rich as the Delta of Egypt) as well as salubrity to the air. These very considerable improvements, though carried on at a great expense, have at last turned to a double account, both in reclaiming much ground and improving the rest, and in contributing to the healthiness of the inhabitants. Works of modern refinement have given a totally different face...
Seite 98 - ... prevalent diseases to be of a magnitude of which no conception had been formed at the commencement of the investigation. Its importance is manifested by the severe consequences of its neglect in every part of the country, as well as by its advantages in the increasing salubrity and productiveness...
Seite 583 - ... &c. But the extraordinary circumstance is, that of the offspring produced at one and the same birth, such as, like the mother, were entirely white, were, like her, invariably deaf; while those that had the least speck of colour on their fur, as invariably possessed the usual faculty of hearing.
Seite 579 - Now, here is another remarkable instance of paralysis creeping from the extremities towards the centre; here is a paralysis affecting all parts of the extremities as completely as if it Had its origin in the central parts of the nervous system, and can any one, with such palpable evidences before him, hesitate to believe, that paralysis, or even hemiplegia, without any lesion of the brain, or spinal cord, may arise from disease commencing and originating in the nervous extremities alone? I may observe,...
Seite 59 - ... no anomaly that, in persons under its influence, debilitated and nervous as they always are, when it is exhibited in doses sufficient to retard the pulse, there should be a great difference between the frequency of the pulse as examined in the horizontal, the sitting, and the erect postures. I need scarcely add, that I cannot advance even a plausible conjecture concerning the reason why a change of position should so affect the frequency of the pulse.
Seite 35 - Then could we take the same quantity of brandy or blubber of fish without bad effects, aud learn to appreciate the delicacy of train oil. " We thus perceive an explanation of the apparently anomalous habits of different nations. The maccaroni of the Italian, and the train oil of the Greenlander and the Russian, are not adventitious freaks of taste, but necessary articles fitted to administer to their comfort in the climates in which they have been born. The colder the region, the more combustible...
Seite 578 - Hebdomadaire, and having witnessed it myself in the months of July and August of the same year, I can bear testimony to the ability and accuracy of his description. It began (frequently in persons of good constitution) with sensations of pricking...
Seite 34 - ... take exercise in a cold atmosphere, and when consequently the amount of inspired oxygen increases, the necessity for food containing carbon and hydrogen increases in the same ratio; and by gratifying the appetite thus excited, we obtain the most efficient protection against the most piercing cold. A starving man is soon frozen to death: and every one knows that the animals of prey in the arctic regions far exceed in voracity those- of the torrid zone. "In cold and temperate climates, the air,...
Seite 578 - It began (frequently in persons of good constitution) with sensations of pricking and severe pain in the integuments of the hands and feet, accompanied by so acute a degree of sensibility, that the patients could not bear these parts to be touched by the bed-clothes. After some time, a few days, or even a few hours, a diminution, or even abolition of sensation took place in the affected members ; they became incapable of distinguishing the shape, texture, or temperature of bodies, the power of motion...
Seite 100 - healthy; an immense improvement by draining.' Abernyte, 'since the land was drained, scrofula rare and ague unknown.' Monzie, 'healthy; a good deal of land reclaimed.' Auchterarder, 'much draining, and waste land reclaimed — climate good.' Muckhart, 'great improvement in agriculture; ague formerly prevalent — not so now.

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