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... the medullary substance above mentioned; and are erroneously supposed to
be simply an expansion of the nervous medulla, as the retina of the eye, and the
rete mucosum of the skin, which are the immediate organs of vision, and of touch.
... application of sound, or of sapid bodies, or of odorous ones, or of tangible ones
, to their adapted organs of sense. Thus when a circular coin, as a shilling, is
pressed on the palm of the hand, the sense of touch is mechanically compressed;
This objection is answered, by observing that our ideas of the shape, place, and
solidity of our limbs, are acquired by our organs of touch and of fight, which are
situated in our fingers and eyes, and not by any sensations in the limb itself.
excited by perpetual irritation, as those of the organs of hearing and of touch. The
former by the constant low indistinét noises that murmur around us, and the latter
by the weight of our bodies on the parts which support them; and by the ...
whether of air or of water, behind it; and the nerves of touch by the hardness of
surrounding bodies, though the cuticle is interposed between these bodies and
the medulla of the nerve. As the nerves of the senses have each their
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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