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and lastly that it needs no perceptible tubes to convey it, this opinion seems not
without probability; and the fingular figure of the brain and nervous system seems
well adapted to distribute it over every part of the body. For the medullary ...
To render this circumstance more easy to be comprehended, motion may be
defined to be a variation of figure; for the whole universe may be considered as
one thing possessing a certain figure; the motions of any of its parts are a
variation of ...
... the stimulus of this pressure that excites the organ of touch into animal action,
which constitutes the perception of hardness and of figure: for in some minutes
the perception ceases, though the mechanical pressure of the object remains. - 3.
look steadfastly for a minute on the centre of this spot, and, on moving the eye a
little, the figure of the tadpole will be seen on the white part of the paper; which
figure of the tadpole will appear more luminous than the other part of the white ...
In like manner many of our ideas are originally excited in tribes; as all the objects
of fight, after we become so well acquainted with the laws of vision, as to
distinguish figure and distance as well as colour; or in trains, as while we pass
along the ...
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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