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The similarity of the texture of the brain to that of the pancreas, and some other
glands of the body, has induced the inquirers into this subject to believe, that a
fluid, perhaps much more subtile than the electric aura, is separated from the
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.
Innumerable trains or tribes of other motions are associated with these muscular
motions which are excited by irritation; as by the stimulus of the blood in the right
chamber of the heart, the lungs are induced to expand themselves; and the ...
This leads us to a distinct knowledge of irritative ideas, for the idea of the tree or
bench, which I avoid, exists on my retina, and induces by by association the
action of certain locomotive muscles; though neither. 50 IRRITATIVE Sect. VII. 3.
These motions were originally excited by irritation, as was explained in the
section on that subject, afterwards the sensations of pleasure or pain, that
accompanied the motions thus excited, induced a repetition of them; and at
length many of ...
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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