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Their laws have been successfully investigated by philosophers in their treatises
on mechanic powers. These motions are distinguished by this circumstance, that
the velocity multiplied into the quantity of matter of the body acted upon is equal ...
Arc. Nat, V. I. 70. Hence it appears, that as the muscles consist of larger fibres
intermixed with a smaller quantity of nervous medulla, the organ of vision
consists of a greater quantity of nervous medulla intermixed with smaller fibres.
A certain quantity of stimulus producesirritation, which is an exertion of the spirit
of animation exciting the fibres into contraction. V. A certain quantity of
contraction of animal fibres, if it be perceived at all, produces pleasure; a greater
or less ...
A certain quantity of sensation produces desire or aversion; these constitute
volition. VII. All animal motions which have occurred at the same time, or in
immediate succession, become so connected, that when one of them is
reproduced, the ...
All these sensual motions, like the muscular ones above mentioned, are
performed with strength and velocity in proportion to the energy of the sensation
of pleasure or pain, which excites them, and the quantity of sensorial power. - II. I.
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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