Hints for Pedestrians, by Medicus

Hints for Pedestrians, by Medicus

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...be safely laid down that this experiment is free from harm, if practised for a moment or two only; or, as we would prefer, plunging the legs in and out of the water two or three times, and no more; so as to anticipate that sudden and general refrigeration of the whole body, which is manifested warningly by a feeling of chill, and which is the point where all danger would be likely to set in, whereby the balance of the circulation is destroyed, and congestion of the vascular (circulating) system is on the eve of taking place towards some important part of the body, determined according to the comparative weakness or strength of the various organs towards the one with the least vital tone--in other words, the weakest. Whilst we have thus acknowledged the possible danger, and even described its mode of setting in, in order to place the pedestrian on his guard, we do maintain that if he will take the rule just broached--viz., to beware of the chill (not herein only, but under all manner of cooling indulgences)--for a guide, he will be ordinarily safe in the practice of this mode, when the nature of the water resorted to may be such as to put a stop to the rinsing attempt altogether, unless he have the limited taste of the Esquimaux. Extreme recommendations are the least likely to be carried out, except by a resolute and prudent few; therefore, we shall conclude our remarks touching thirst H by saying, that, on the whole, for those in an ordinary walking trip who desire to slack their parched throats, and have brought it along with them, or when they can obtain it, the best plan is to take about a dessert-spoonful of some spirit--brandy or whiskey--in about six or seven times as much water. If this is to be done whilst standing at some little...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964845
  • 9781236964847