Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 7

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A. and C. Black, 1811 - Medicine


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Page 444 - ... and vegetable diet, by a very classical friend of the Doctor's, whose whole family live according to the following bill of fare : " Our breakfast," he observes, " is composed of dried fruits, whether raisins, figs, or plums, with toasted bread, or biscuits, and weak tea, always made of distilled water, with a moderate portion of milk in it. The children, who do not seem to like the flavour of tea, use milk and water instead of it.
Page 53 - ... is in all cases referred directly to the stomach, which is seized with such instantaneous retching, that no person who has not been so situated can form a just conception of it.* In thus referring the sensations of sea-sickness in so great a degree to the agency of mere mechanical pressure, I feel...
Page 270 - ... prevent sleep more or less. But the most violent tortures cannot altogether banish, however much they may retard it. Sooner or later the fatigue, which a want of it occasions, prevails, and slumber ultimately ensues. Sleeplessness is sometimes produced by a sense of burning heat in the soles of the feet and palms of the hands, to which certain individuals are subject some time after lying down.
Page 53 - ... subsidence of the wave, the mercury is seen apparently to rise in the tube that contains it, because a portion of its gravity is then employed in occasioning its descent along with the vessel ; and, accordingly, if it were confined in a tube closed at bottom, it would no longer press with its whole weight upon the lower end. In the same manner, and for the same reason, the blood no longer presses downwards with its whole weight, and will be driven upwards, by the elasticity which before was merely...
Page 113 - Chamberlaine, the founder of the " Society for the relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical men in London and its Vicinity.
Page 101 - generallv very firm, and particularly in some parts. loaded with black blood. crowded into a narrow space. IN THE PERICARDIUM AND ITS CAVITY. Inflammation and thickening of its substance. Adhesion to the heart and lungs. Collection of water in its cavity. IN THE CAVITY OF THE ABDOMEN. Collection of water. , Liver very full of fluid blood. having its tunick flaccid and inflamed. Mesenterick veins full of blood. CELLULAR MEMBRANE full of water. THE BLOOD every where fluid, except in the cavities of...
Page 479 - Square, from a Quarter past Ten o'Clock in the Morning till a Quarter past Eleven, for the convenience of Students attending the Hospitals.— For particulars apply to Dr.
Page 52 - I afterwards conceived that this action could primarily affect the system, was by its influence on the motion of the blood; for, at the same instant that the chest is dilated for the reception of air, its vessels become also more open to the reception of the blood; so that the return of blood from the head is more free than at any other period of a complete respiration.
Page 53 - The regularity of the motion in swinging, afforded me an apparently favourable opportunity for trying the effect of inspiration; but although the advantage was manifest, I must confess, it did not fully equal the expectations I had formed from my experience at sea. It is possible that the suddenness of the descent may in this case be too great to be fully counteracted by such means; but I am inclined to think that the contents of the intestines are also affected by the same cause as the blood; and...
Page 431 - Linnaeus walked out to examine the meadow into which they were first turned out to grass, and found it a bog, where the water-hemlock grew in abundance, and had evidently been cropped plentifully by the animals in feeding. He found the plant also dried in their cut hay. He showed them that the whole evil might be prevented by employing a woman for a month to eradicate the noxious plants. When the shipyards were infested with rot, Linnaeus was sent to provide some remedy. He studied the insects that...

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