A Comparison of the Acid Production of the Bacillus Coli Group Isolated from Various Sources

A Comparison of the Acid Production of the Bacillus Coli Group Isolated from Various Sources

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...more about the human mechanism is, of course, always present. Since the skeleton is an essential part of the bodily machine, which one must use every day as long as he lives, success in living depends fundamentally upon its competent and skilful control. The wise owner of an automobile is curious to understand for himself the mechanism of his particular machine in order not to depend entirely upon a chaufieur or repair man. An equal amount of curiosity about the individual human organism, which one personifies, is not only pardonable but also almost imperative if in an emergency one is not to resort helplessly to biological chaufleurs and repair men, otherwise known as doctors and surgeons. Naturally the physician and the surgeon, as well as the trained nurse and the biologist, are expected to take a professional interest in the human mechanism, since it is a part of their day's work, but too often the ordinary layman seems, subconsciously at least, to regard a consideration of his "insides" as something rather impertinent and indelicate, a subject, in truth, unavoidable whenever complications set in, but quite barren and forbidding to one simply in quest of pleasant or stimulating intellectual adventures. It is hoped in the following pages to make plain, in some measure at least, that the human skeleton, so often associated unthinkingly with the gruesome symbolism of death, is actually a very wonderful and animated piece of architecture, full of beauty and inspiration for one who looks upon it with a seeing eye and considers its age-long evolution with a. comprehending and sympathetic mind. SUMMARY OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION. 1. The Point of View 2. Methods of Study II. THE MAKE-UP OF THE SKELETON. 1. The role of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848772
  • 9781236848772