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... eyes, and applying your hand at about an inch distance before them, so as to
prevent too much or too little light from passing through the eye-lids, and you will
see the most beautiful circles of colours that imagination can conceive; which are
The most frequent causes of blindness are occasioned by defects of the external
organ, as in cataraćts and obfuscations of the cornea. But I have had the
opportunity of conversing with two men, who had been some years blind; one of
Miss G , a fair young lady, with light eyes and hair, was seized with most violent
convulsions of her limbs, with outrageous hiccough, and most vehement efforts to
vomit: after near an hour was elapsed this tragedy ceased, and a calm talkative ...
Miss W. eyes and hair, had sometimes a violent pain of her side, at other times a
most painful strangury, which were every day succeeded by delirium; which gave
a temporary relief to the painful spasms. After the vain exhibition of variety of ...
Other muscular motions, that are most frequently connected with our sensations,
as those of the sphinéters of the bladder and anus, and the musculi erectores
penis, were originally excited into motion by irritation, for young children make ...
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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