Canadian Volume 7

Canadian Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...M. Vitzou demonstrated the presence of pyramidal nerve-cellp and of" nerve-fibres. The nerve-tissue was present in large quantities and the nervecells less numerous than in the occipital lobes of the adult animal, but their presence in the new-formed mass was constant. "In brief, the conclusion from the preceding experiment is that the new substance occupying the place of the occipital lobes was of nerve nature, and that it was due to a new formation of cells and of nerve-fibres in the brain of the monkey. Here is a fact, says the author, which demonstrates the possibility of regeneration of nerve-tissues in the brain, as well as what was previously known, that active nutrition is maintained in the rest of the organ. "Moreover, we find in the presence of cells and nerve-fibres in the new-formed mass an explanation of the fact concerning the betterment, although slight, of the sense of sight. This explains also contradictory facts presented by different scientists, in the case of partial extirpation of the brain followed by an amelioration of the functions lost during the first operation." THE WEAKNESS OF STRONG CABINETS. Nothing in the recent history of Parliamentary institutions is more remarkable than the defeat of the Salisbury Government on the Education bill--for defeat it is practically. The Ministers have had to withdraw the measure for this session, after consuming months of time in discussing its clauses. The common criti cism of Ministries with lar.e majorities is that they flounder about awkwardly owing to their own unwieldly proportions. This is partly true, but the far-reaching nature of the Education bill hs, in this case, been a factor in the situation. The measure created almost as much discussion...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882954
  • 9781236882950