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Page 124 - Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.
Page 286 - Horsford and others. Physicians are anxious to get solutions of phosphorus into the stomach, but before it gets there it becomes oxidized. Another popular fallacy of the day is the use of sugarcoated pills or medical confectionery. Coroners have found these pills, after death, in the stomach and intestines undissolved. Medicines should be given in such a shape that they will be quickly dissolved. It is not an easy matter to get the hard coat off the pills. Glycerine should be used in compounding...
Page 350 - Rub the salt to a powder in a small mortar, and add the glycerine gradually ; then pour in the tincture of iodine, and triturate gently until a solution is effected, and the mixture assumes an amber color. It is...
Page 197 - Jointly they establish with what we cannot but regard as a very high degree of probability the conclusion that, in any ordinary liquid, transparent solid, or seemingly opaque solid, the mean distance between the centres of contiguous molecules is less than the hundred-millionth, and greater than the two thousand-millionth of a centimetre.
Page 286 - Some specimens examined were good and others were bad. The name of the maker is no guarantee, as it may be good at one time and poor at another. While the proprietor is looking after the money column, the manufacture is entrusted to another. The fresh supply of pigs' stomachs must come from the western pork-markets.
Page 200 - And now, what is the ultimate fate, and what the origin, of the matter of life? Is it, as some of the older naturalists supposed, diffused throughout the universe in molecules, which are indestructible and unchangeable in themselves; but, in endless transmigration, unite in innumerable permutations, into the diversified forms of life we know? Or is the matter of life composed of ordinary matter, differing from it only in the manner in which its atoms are aggregated.
Page 356 - The layer of collodion, which is to be on sound skin, should be from six to eight centimeters wide, and forming a complete circle, separating the healthy skin from that attacked. A slight circular compression is thus produced, and it is rare for the disease to cross this barrier, behind which it speedily fades. The part should be examined once or twice a day, in order at once to repair any fissures, and the collodion "should be quite pure, without any oil, which is sometimes added to it.
Page 291 - ... who comes is expected to take a little something ; I consider it a delicate compliment when my guests have a slight illness here. We have contrivances for everything. Have you seen my patent armour ? No ? Annie Kay, bring my patent armour. Now, look here : if you have a stiff neck or swelled face, here is this sweet case of tin filled with hot water, and covered with flannel, to put round your neck, and you are well directly. Likewise, a patent tin shoulder, in case of rheumatism. There you see...
Page 86 - ... those acting primarily on the spinal marrow, or centric causes ; and secondly, those affecting the extremities of its incident nerves — causes of eccentric or peripheral origin.