Hints on Health; With Familiar Instructions for the Treatment and Preservation of the Skin, Hair, Teeth, Eyes, Etc

Hints on Health; With Familiar Instructions for the Treatment and Preservation of the Skin, Hair, Teeth, Eyes, Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... of the animal is white, and beautifully ribbed, and the head and fore-legs are covered by a layer of reddish skin, like the homy case of the insect tribe. The back presents a number of projecting spines, and long, porcupine hairs, set on round tubercles; and similar hairs stand out in all directions from the different segments of the legs. On the hinder legs the hairs are very long, and trail behind in walking." Truly very beautiful;--a sharp head for entering with, strong arms to burrow with, and an effective arrangement of spines on the back, which, by their inclination to the rear, make good any lodgment effected. Placed upon the skin, the small suckers at the end of the forefeet hold him firmly there, while the head is entered, and the body soon follows; the progress then becomes easy and rapid, continuing until a passage is forced to several times the length of the individual. He then sets about making himself comfortable by enlarging his domicile. He may also become a family man, ambitious that his figure and habits should be perpetuated in youthful " Acari." These may occupy for a time the family mansion; but, in the mean while, the old one pushes on to supply himself with another, and so the colony thrives. But as all this is going on in and about the sensitive layer of the skin, it cannot be expected that the great animal thus made a convenience of in furnishing a home and provender for the smaller, should not be made aware of it in some way or another. The visible sign of what is doing underneath is furnished by small watery pimples on the surface, which often, particularly when irritated by rubbing, become filled with matter, and, when broken, occasionally leave sores, made angry by the efforts to allay the itching....show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 182.88 x 238.76 x 7.62mm | 136.08g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236590872
  • 9781236590879