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And thirdly, the whole absorbent system, consisting of the lačteals, which open
their mouths into the stomach and intestines, and of the lymphatics, which open
their mouths on the external surface of the body, and on the internal linings of all
The contractions of the larger muscles of our bodies, that are most frequently
connected with volition, were originally excited into action by internal irritations:
as appears from the stretching or yawning of all animals after long sleep.
The repeated struggles of the foetus in the uterus must be owing to this internal
irritation: for the foetus can have no other inducement to move its limbs but the
taedium or irksomeness of a continued posture. The following case evinces, that
Those, which arise from defect of internal irritations, have proper names
conferred upon them, as hunger, thirst, lust, and the desire of air, when our
respiration is impaired by noxious vapours; and of warmth, when we are exposed
to too great a ...
... but as an illustration or simile to facilitate the conception of a difficult subject.
Let twenty very small Leyden phials properly coated be hung in a row by fine silk
threads at a small distance from each other; let the internal charge of one phial
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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