A General Physiology: For High Schools : Based Upon the Nervous System

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American Book Company, 1900 - Physiology - 408 pages

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Page 392 - Fisher's Brief History of the Nations AND OF THEIR PROGRESS IN CIVILIZATION By GEORGE PARK FISHER, LL.D. Professor in Yale University Cloth, 12mo, 613 pages, with numerous Illustrations, Maps, Tables, and Reproductions of Bas-reliefs, Portraits, and Paintings.
Page 392 - Some of the distinctive qualities which will commend this book to teachers and students are as follows: It narrates in fresh, vigorous, and attractive style the most important facts of history in their due order and connection. It explains the nature of historical evidence, and records only well established judgments respecting persons and events. It delineates the progress of peoples and nations in civilization as well as the rise and succession of dynasties. It connects, in a single chain of narration,...
Page 392 - This is an entirely new work written expressly to meet the demand for a compact and acceptable text-book on General History for high schools, academies, and private schools.
Page 55 - In a lever of the third kind, the fulcrum is at one end, the weight at the other, and the power is applied between them.
Page 55 - In a lever of the second kind, the fulcrum is at one end, the power at the other, and the weight between them.
Page 370 - ... enables us to see the body itself; while reflected light enables us to see another body in it. The most perfectly polished mirror does not reflect all the light it receives. It diffuses a portion, so that we see the mirror as well as the objects reflected in it. 93. The Law of Refraction. — The bending of a ray of light in passing from one medium to another can be illustrated by the apparatus shown in Figure 64. AD is a graduated circle ; B, a semi - cylindrical glass vessel filled with water...
Page 207 - Coecum. 6, Vermiform appendix. 7, Ascending colon. 8, Transverse colon. 9, Descending colon. 10, Sigmoid flexure of the colon. 11, Rectum. 12, Spleen. DUODENUM signifies twelve, and this part is so called hecause its length is about twelve fingers...
Page 99 - The third nerve has the widest distribution, supplying all the external muscles of the eye save the superior oblique, which is supplied by the fourth, and the external rectus, which is supplied by the sixth nerve.
Page 115 - The internal ear or labyrinth is the essential part of the organ of hearing, being the portion to which the ultimate filaments of the auditory nerve (qv) are distributed.
Page 95 - ... layers. FIG. 89.— A section through the retina from its anterior or inner surface, 1 in contact with the hyaloid membrane, to its outer, 10, in contact with the cho* roid. 1, internal limiting membrane; 2, nerve-fibre layer; 3, nerve-cell layer; 4, inner molecular layer; 5, inner granular layer; 6, outer molecular layer; 7. outer granular layer; 8, external limiting membrane; 9, rod and cone layer; 10', pigment-cell layer.

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