Chironian Volume 7

Chironian 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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...you are very hard-headed you will bear a grudge for the rest of the course; but ten to one, after you have made yourself feel thoroughly small and mean over it, all will be made up. But all the same, the split is there; it has been made wider, it cannot be made smaller, and the class leaves the college in that condition. LL the foregoing apropos of--nothing. To speak of a matter which ought to be of interest to us all, --the class dinner, --it should be the aim of every man in the class to make this a success. Above all, this latest " row" should not allow any one to forget that it is absolutely necessary that every one should be present in order to make the affair pleasant. We all know how dry a class dinner may become when but a portion of the class are present. Some, perhaps CENTURY or so ago some Jesuit missionaries to South America sent home a peculiar bark which had the wonderful power of stopping the chills and fever; it was the only thing known that would accomplish this, consequently its reputation throughout the civilized world was enormous. It was called Jesuits' bark. Later, the Countess Cinchon sent out missionaries to find this bark, for it was very difficult to obtain in Europe, and was so costly that but the very wealthy could afford to use it. From her it was called Cinchona bark. It was found in Bolivia, the trees being cut down and the bark stripped off. The trees, however, were jealously guarded by the government to prevent transplanting, but young trees were smuggled out of the country and now but a small proportion of the supply comes from Bolivia. As you probably know, the bark contains four alkaloids: quinia, quinidia, cinchona, and cinchonidia, the properties of the first and second, and of the third and...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750004
  • 9781236750006