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The Motions of MATTER may be divided into two kinds, primary and secondary.
The secondary motions are those, which are given to or received from other
matter in motion. Their laws have been successfully investigated by philosophers
... which spread on the bowels and mesentery, unite into a trunk in the liver, and
form a kind of artery, which is branched into the whole substance of the liver, and
is called the vena portarum; and B 4 from from which the bile is separated by the
Hence light is as intolerable in this kind of ophthalmia, as pressure is to the finger
in the paronychia. In this disease the patients frequently dream of having their
eyes painfully dazzled; hence the idea of strong light is painful as well as the rea-
Of this I have been a witness many times in a day in the paroxysms of violent
epilepsies; which evinces that one kind of delirium is a convulsion of the organs
of sense, and that that our ideas are the motions of these organs: the. Sect.
... by this medicine a kind of drunken delirium was continued many hours; and
when it ceased the convulsions did not return; and the lady continued well many
years, except some slighter relapses, which were relieved in the same manner.
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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