Young Folks' Physiology: A Revised Edition of Our Bodies and how We Live. An Elementary Text-book of Physiology and Hygiene with Special Reference to the Effects of Stimulants and Narcotics on the Human System, for Use in Schools

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Lee and Shepard, 1892


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Page 198 - God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!
Page 277 - 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 77 - ... their sisters, husbands their wives, and parents their children, for salt. In the district of Accra, on the Gold Coast of Africa, a handful of salt is the most valuable thing upon earth after gold, and will purchase a slave or two. Mungo Park tells us that with the Mandingoes and Bambaras the use of salt is such a luxury that to say of a man, ' He flavors his food with salt...
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 391 - Cer-e-bel'lum (diminutive for cer'ebrum, the brain). The little brain, situated beneath the posterior third of the cerebrum. Cer'e-brum (L.). The brain proper, occupying the entire upper portion of the skull. It is nearly divided into two equal parts, called "hemispheres," by a cleft extending from before backward.
Page 394 - Gus'ta-to-ry Nerve. The nerve of taste supplying the front part of the tongue, a branch of the " fifth
Page 187 - 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 394 - EX-TEN'SION (L. ex, out, and ten' do, to stretch). The act of restoring a limb, etc., to its natural position after it has been flexed, or bent ; the opposite of Flexion. FE-NES'TRA (L.). Literally, a window ; the opening between the middle and internal ear.
Page 396 - Mo'lar (L. mo'la, a mill). The name applied to the three back teeth of each side of the jaw ; the grinders, or mill-like teeth. Mo'tor (L. mo'veo, mo'tum, to move). Causing motion; the name of those nerves which conduct to the muscles the stimulus which causes them to contract. Mu'cous Mem'brane. The thin layer of tissue which covers those internal cavities or passages which communicate with the external air. Mu'cus. The glairy fluid which is secreted by mucous membranes, and which serves to keep...
Page 190 - ... 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.

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