Our Bodies and how We Live: An Elementary Text-book of Physiology and Hygiene for Use in the Common Schools with Special Reference to the Effects of Stimulants and Narcotics on the Human System

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Lee., 1891 - 285 pages

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Page 159 - God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!
Page 155 - ... 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 268 - LENS (L. crystal'lum, a crystal). One of the so-called humors of the eye ; a double convex body situated in the front part of the eyeball. CU'TI-CLE (L. dim. of cu'tis, the skin). The scarf-skin ; also called the epider'mis. CU'TIS (L., skin or hide).
Page 227 - 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.
Page 274 - Se-cre'tion (L. secer'no, secre'tum, to separate). The process of separating from the blood some essential important fluid ; which fluid is also called a secretion. Sem-i-cir'cu-lar Canals.
Page 115 - Air is a mixture of two gases, — oxygen and nitrogen, — in the proportion of one part of the former to four of the latter. Oxygen is the active gas, the feeding and warming gas, the life-giving principle of nature. It has been well named "the great supporter of animal life.
Page 228 - Cellars, yards, stables, gutters, privies, cesspools, water-closets, drains, sewers, etc., should be frequently and liberally treated with copperas solution. The copperas solution is easily prepared by hanging a basket containing about sixty pounds of copperas in a barrel of water. (4.) Body and Bed Clothing, etc.. It is best to burn all articles which have been in contact with persons sick with contagious or infectious diseases.
Page 151 - 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 271 - oblong marrow," or nervous cord, which is continuous with the spinal cord within the skull. Mem-bra'na Tym'pan-i (L.). Literally, the membrane of the drum; a delicate partition separating the outer from the middle ear ; it is sometimes incorrectly called the drum of the ear.

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