The Physiology of Digestion: Considered with Relation to the Principles of Dietetics

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Maclachlan & Stewart, 1836 - Diet - 332 pages
"The present volume is essentially a continuation of ... ʻThe principles of physiology applied to the preservation of health and to the Improvement of physical and mental education' ..."--Pref.
 

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Page 300 - He reads much; He is a great observer and he looks Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays, As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music; Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort As if he mock'd himself and scorn'd his spirit That could be moved to smile at any thing.
Page xvii - The Principles of Physiology, applied to the Preservation of Health, and to the Improvement of Physical and Mental Education.
Page 300 - Would he were fatter! But I fear him not: Yet if my name were liable to fear, I do not know the man I should avoid So soon as that spare Cassius. He reads much; He is a great observer and he looks Quite through the deeds of men...
Page 125 - is one of the greatest helps to digestion with which I am acquainted; and the custom prevalent among our forefathers, of exciting it at table by jesters and buffoons, was founded on true medical principles. In a word, endeavour to have cheerful and merry companions at your meals : what nourishment one receives amidst mirth and jollity, will certainly produce good and light blood.
Page iii - THE PHYSIOLOGY OF DIGESTION, CONSIDERED WITH RELATION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF DIETETICS.
Page 220 - It is when the stomach says enough, and is distinguished from satiety by the difference of the sensations — the former feeling enough — the latter too much. The first is produced by the timely reception into the stomach of proper aliment, in exact proportion to the requirements of nature, for the perfect digestion of which a definite quantity of gastric juice is furnished by the proper gastric apparatus. But to effect this most agreeable of all sensations and conditions — the real...
Page 220 - ... disease. It is not the sense of satiety, for this is beyond the point of healthful indulgence, and is Nature's earliest indication of an abuse and overburden of her powers to replenish the system. It occurs immediately previous to this, and may be known by the pleasurable sensation of perfect satisfaction, ease, and quiescence of body and mind.
Page 300 - Let me have men about me that are fat ; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights. Yond' Cassius has a lean and hungry look ; He thinks too much : such men are dangerous.
Page 148 - That the inner coat of the stomach, is of a pale pink colour, varying in its hues, according to its full or empty state.
Page 277 - The adaptation of the food, both in quality and quantity, to the age of the individual, as well as to the powers of the digestive organs, is too little considered ; and the evil consequences of this neglect are often evident in the children of the wealthy classes of society, who arc frequently allowed an unrestricted use of the most exciting kinds of animal food.

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