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seeks with spread hands the bosom's velvet orbs, with closing lips the milky fount
absorbs; And, as compress'd the dulcet streams distil, Drinks warmth and
fragrano Eyes with mute rapture * waving line, points with adoring kiss the
The immediate organs of sense, as the retina of the eye, probably consist of
moving fibrils, with a power of contračtion fimilar to that of the larger muscles
above described. - 4. The cellular membrane consists of cells, which resemble
those of a ...
The immediate organs of sense consist in like manner of moving fibres
enveloped in 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 ...
Motions of the organs of sense onstitute ideas. I. Light from pressing the eye-ball,
and sound from the pulsation of the carotid artery. 2. Ideas in sleep mistaken for
perceptions. 3. Ideas of imagination produce pain and sickness like sensations.
rays of light excite the retina into animal motion by their stimulus; at the same time
that those rays of light themselves are physically converged to a focus by the
inactive humours of the eye. The vibrations of the air stimulate the auditory nerve
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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