Results 1-5 of 100
The stomach and intestinal canal have a constant vermicular motion, which
carries forwards their contents, after the lasteals have drank up the chyle from
them; and which is excited into action by the stimulus of the aliment we swallow,
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
... consists of a partial repetition of the perceptions, which were excited by those
external objects, at the time we became acquainted with them; and that our reflex
ideas of the operations of our minds are partial repetitions of those operations. II.
The disagreeable sensation called the toothedge is originally excited by the
painful jarring of the teethin biting the edge of the glass, or porcelain cup, in
which our food was given usin our infancy, as is further explained in the Section
XVI, 10, ...
Other ideas that are excited by imagination or recolle&tion in many instances
produce similar effects on the constitution, as our perceptions had formerly
produced, and are therefore undoubtedly a repetition of the same motions. A
story which ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Devil_llama - LibraryThing
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