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Before the great variety of animal motions can be duly arranged into natural
classes and or— ders, it is necessary to smooth the way to this yet unconquered
unconquered field of science, by removing some obstacles which thwart. oect. III.
Of stimulus greater than natural. 1. A simulus greater than natural dominishes the
quantity of sensorial power in general. 2. In particular organs. 3. Induces the
organ into spasmodic actions. 4. Induces the antagoni/? fibres into action. 5.
First increase the stimulus above, and then decrease it beneath the natural
quantity. VII. Cure of decreased exertion. 1. Natural cure by accumulation of
sensorial power. Ague-fits. Syncope. 2. Increase the stimulation, by wine, opium,
given so ...
... or a propensity to be stimulated into contraction by the greater or less quantity
or energy of the spirit of animation; and that hence if the exertion of the sensorial
power be in its natural state, and the mobility of the fibres be increased, the same
When this variation of the exertion of the sensorial power becomes much and
permanently above or beneath the natural quantity, it becomes a disease. If the
irritative motions be too great or too little, it shews that the stimulus of external
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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