Our Bodies and how We Live: An Elementary Text-book of Physiology and Hygiene for Use in Schools

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Ginn, 1893 - Physiology - 412 pages


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Page 200 - God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!
Page 279 - Heavy woollen clothing, silks, furs, stuffed bed-covers, beds, and other articles which cannot be treated with the zinc solution, should be hung in the room during fumigation, their surfaces thoroughly exposed, and pockets turned inside out.
Page 90 - ... typhoid symptoms, was in violent action, and ten days or less ended it. It was as if the system had been kept fair, outside, while, within, it was eaten to a shell, and at the first touch of disease there was utter collapse ; every fibre • was poisoned and weak.
Page 192 - ... and that these are recuperated during sleep. If the recuperation does not equal the expenditure, the brain withers — this is insanity. Thus it is that, in early English history, persons who were condemned to death by being prevented from sleeping, always died raving maniacs ; thus it is also that those who are starved to death become insane — the brain is not nourished and they cannot sleep.
Page 150 - ... oxygen and nitrogen, in the proportion of one part of the former to four parts of the latter. These...
Page 369 - The effect of the alcohol upon the liver is upon the minute membranous or capsular structure of the organ, upon which it acts to prevent the proper dialysis and free secretion. The organ at first becomes large from the distention of its vessels, the surcharge of fluid matter and the thickening of tissue. After a time there follow contraction of membrane, and slow shrinking of the whole mass of the organ in its cellular parts. Then the shrunken, hardened, roughened mass is said to be " hobnailed,"...
Page 398 - LAR'YNX (Gr.). The cartilaginous tube situated at the top of the windpipe, or trachea; the organ of the voice. LENS (L.). Literally, a lentil; a piece of transparent glass or other substance so shaped as either to converge or disperse the rays of light. LIG'A-MENT (L.
Page 189 - A very important and interesting point to notice, is that, as the motor nervefibres leave the brain, they cross over from one side of the spinal cord to the other. The sensory nerve-fibres cross in the same way soon after entering it. Thus, the right half of the brain governs the left half of the body, and the left half of the brain controls the right side of the body.
Page 278 - For this purpose, the rooms to be disinfected must be vacated. Heavy clothing, blankets, bedding, and other articles which cannot be treated with the zinc solution, should be opened and exposed during fumigation, as directed below.

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