Hastings considered as a resort for invalids

John Churchill, 1850 - 80 Seiten

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Seite 158 - I counted the perspiratory pores on the palm of the hand, and found 3528 in a square inch. Now, each of these pores being the aperture of a little tube of about a quarter of an inch long, it follows that in a square inch of skin on the palm of the hand, there exists a length of tube equal to 882 inches, or 73i feet.
Seite 122 - In my time my poor father was as diligent to teach me to shoot, as to learn me any other thing, and so I think other men did their children...
Seite 135 - ... the surface, cold feet, and other symptoms of deficient cutaneous circulation. Their suffering, unfortunately, does not stop here; for the unequal distribution of the blood oppresses the internal organs, and too often, by insensible degrees, lays the foundation of tubercles in the lungs, and other maladies which show themselves only when arrived at an incurable stage.
Seite 156 - is one of the greatest helps to digestion with which I am acquainted; and the custom prevalent among our forefathers, of exciting it at table by jesters and buffoons, was founded on true medical principles. In a word, endeavour to have cheerful and merry companions at your meals : what nourishment one receives amidst mirth and jollity, will certainly produce good and light blood.
Seite 181 - Indians in those parts. I found him ill of a fever, his head and limbs much affected with pain, and, at the same time, his wife preparing a bagnio for him. "The bagnio resembled a large oven, into which he crept by...
Seite 154 - There is no greater error in the management of children, than that of giving them animal diet very early. By persevering in the use of an overstimulating diet, the digestive organs become irritated, and the various secretions, immediately connected with, and necessary to, digestion, are diminished, especially the biliary secretion.
Seite 182 - In less than half an hour he was in so great a sweat that, when he came out, he was as wet as if he had come out of a river, and the reek or steam of his body so thick, that it was hard to discern anybody's face that stood near him.
Seite 182 - ... length near a long (but gentle) fire in the middle of his wigwam, or house, turning himself several times, till he was dry, and then he rose and fell to getting us our dinner, seeming to be as easie and well in health as at any other time.
Seite 186 - Next to eating and sleeping, the swimming bath ranks among the very foremost of the necessaries and supports of life ; it is of far higher consequence, and of more general utility, than any kind of manual exercise, gymnastic or sport. It affects the system more powerfully than these, even in the very points wherein their excellence consists ; and it is applicable in a thousand circumstances where they are not.
Seite 182 - In this condition, stark naked, he ran into the river, which was about twenty paces, and ducked himself twice or thrice therein, and so returned (passing only through his bagnio to mitigate the immediate stroke of the cold) to his own house, perhaps twenty paces...

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