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... in filken skin the nascent Ens. Erewhile, emerging from its liquid bed, It lifts in
gelid air its nodding head; The light's first dawn with trembling eyelid hails, 25
With lungs untaught arrests the balmy gales; Tries its new tongue in tones
... minute extensive ramifications of the lungs, where it is exposed to the action of
the air on a. surface. equal. to. that. of. the. whole. external. skin,. through through
the thin moist coats of those vessels, which are. 5 DEFINITIONS. Sect. II. I. 2.
... which unite the terminations of the arteries and veins; and separate both the
mucus, which lubricates the cellular membrane, and the perspirable matter,
which preserves the skin moist and flexible. And thirdly, the whole absorbent
... the medullary substance above mentioned; and are erroneously supposed to
be simply an expansion of the nervous medulla, as the retina of the eye, and the
rete mucosum of the skin, which are the immediate organs of vision, and of touch.
Animal motions are distinguished from the communicated motions, mentioned in
the first section, as they have no mechanical proportion to their cause; for the
goad of a spur on the skin of a horse shall induce him to move a load of hay.
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Written by the grandfather of Charles Darwin, this book is a masterful treatise on the medical disorders and how to treat them. Primarily of interest to people who are interested in the period ... Read full review