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Hence, when we say animal motion is excited by irritation, we do not mean that
the motion bears any proportion to the mechanical impulse of the stimulus; nor
that it is affected by the general gravitation of the two bodies; nor by their
reiterated motions of those nerves, that were formerly so disagreeably affected.
Other ideas that are excited by imagination or recolle&tion in many instances
produce similar effects on the constitution, as our perceptions had formerly
The organs of sense and the moving muscles are alike liable to be affected with
palsy, as in the gutta serena, and in some cases of deafness; and one side of the
face has sometimes lost its power of sensation, but retained its power of motion; ...
... sensorium, was at the same time accompanied with a visible idea of the shape
and place, and with a tangible idea of the solidity of the affected limb : now when
these nerves are afterwards affected by any injury done to the remaining stump ...
... and thighs, were affected for many minutes with forceable stretchings, attended
with the sensation of fatigue; and heatlength recovered the use of his limbs,
though the spine continued protuberant. The same circumstance is frequently
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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