Advice on the care of the teeth

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Seite 28 - Kempelen, the inventor of the automaton chessplayer, also constructed a speaking automaton, in which he ultimately succeeded so far as to make it pronounce several sentences, among the best of which were, "Romanorum imperator semper Augustus ;" " Leopoldus secundus ;" " Vous etes mon ami ;" " Je vous aime de tout mon cceur.
Seite 29 - ... after year the inventor devoted to this machine, but i, or u, or any of the consonants, refused to obey his summons. At length he added at the open extremity of the vocal tube an apparatus similar in action and construction to the human mouth with its teeth; when he succeeded not only in making it pronounce the consonants, but words, and even the sentences quoted above. He had previously imitated the tongue and its actions. The fact is interesting, not only as a rare instance of human ingenuity,...
Seite 39 - ... accumulation are considered, it would appear impossible that any persuasion could be necessary to induce persons to obviate so great a nuisance, even on their own account ; or if they are too debased to procure their own comfort and cleanliness at the expense of a very little care and trouble, they surely have no right to shock the senses of others who possess more delicacy and propriety of feeling than themselves.
Seite 39 - ... account ; or, if they are too debased to procure their own comfort and cleanliness at the expense of a very little care and trouble, they surely have no right to shock the senses of others, who possess more delicacy and propriety of feeling than themselves. Yet so it is ; and the sight and the smell are alike constantly outraged by the filthiness of people, who seem to obtrude their faces the closer in proportion to the disgust which they occasion.
Seite 43 - The brush which I have been in the habit of recommending, consists of only three rows of bristles, of a moderate hardness, the knots being somewhat spaced, by which arrangement sufficient play is allowed from its narrowness, and a degree of elasticity is gained, which allows the bristles to spring in between the teeth, and thus to free them from tartar where it has the greatest tendency to accumulate.
Seite 35 - ... exposed, which, in its turn, becomes acted upon, and is again removed. But as the energy of the digestive function diminishes, every successive action of this kind...
Seite 61 - Without a proper understanding of the causes of gangrene, it would be impossible to explain this circumstance ; but with a knowledge of the physiology and pathology of these organs, the caution of the scientific and honourable practitioner, in not holding out the promise of certain success, where he knows the result must necessarily be more or less doubtful, will be well contrasted with the unhesitating boast of the empiric.
Seite 43 - ... the teeth, and thus to free them from tartar where it has the greatest tendency to accumulate. This, combined with the palate-brush, adapted to the inner...
Seite 34 - Regimen." its digestion can be effected. Hence often arise, especially in children, those pains and troubles, that nausea and acidity, consequent on the continued presence of undigested aliment...

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