The Hand, Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design

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John Murray, 1852 - Hand - 428 pages
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Page v - Testator further directed, that the person or persons selected by the said President should be appointed to write, print, and publish, one thousand copies of a work On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in the Creation ; illustrating suck work by all reasonable arguments — as.
Page 143 - We think we may conclude that every thing being adapted, in the conveniences of life, to the right hand — as, for example, the direction of the worm of the screw, or of the cutting end of the auger — is not arbitrary, but is related to a natural endowment of the body.
Page 270 - ... some ants carry corn, and some carry their young, and some go empty, and all to and fro a little heap of dust. It...
Page v - Testament, bearing date the 25th of February, 1825, he directed certain Trustees therein named to invest in the public funds the sum of Eight thousand pounds sterling ; this sum, with the accruing dividends thereon, to be held at the disposal of the President, for the time being, of the Royal Society of London, to be paid to the person or persons nominated by him. The Testator...
Page v - On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in the Creation ; illustrating such work by all reasonable arguments — as for instance the variety and formation of God's creatures in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms ; the effect of digestion, and thereby...
Page 115 - Some animals have horns, some have hoofs, some teeth, some talons, some claws, some spurs and beaks ; man hath none of all these, but is weak and feeble, and sent unarmed into the world ; — why, a hand, with reason to use it, supplies the use of all these ! " — Sir CHARLES BELL, on the Hand.
Page 144 - ... a pen-knife. On the whole, the preference of the right hand is not the effect of habit, but is a natural provision, and is bestowed for a very obvious purpose...
Page 201 - Thus, the brain is insensible : that part of the brain which, if disturbed or diseased, takes away consciousness, is as insensible as the leather of our shoe ! That the brain may be touched, or a portion of it cut off, without interrupting the patient in the sentence he is uttering...
Page 206 - I set about the examination of the heart. Taking it in one hand, and placing the finger of the other on the pulse of the wrist, I satisfied myself that it was indeed the heart which I grasped. I then brought him to the king, that he might behold and touch so extraordinary a thing, and that he might perceive, as I did, that unless when we touched the outer skin, or when he saw our fingers in the cavity, this young nobleman knew not that we touched his heart.
Page 20 - Did man possess the natural armor of the brutes, he would no longer work as an artificer, nor protect himself with a breastplate, nor fashion a sword or spear, nor invent a bridle to mount the horse and hunt the lion ; neither could he follow the arts of peace, construct the pipe and lyre, erect houses, place altars, inscribe laws, and, through letters, hold communication with the wisdom of antiquity.

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