Humorous and Wise Thoughts of Notabilities

Humorous and Wise Thoughts of Notabilities

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...when Bruce was talking away. Some one asked him what musical instruments are used in Abyssinia? Bruce hesitated, not being prepared for the question; and at last said, "I think I saw one lyre there." George Selwyn whispered his next man, "Yes; and there is one less since he left the country."--JValpole. CHINESE PHYSICIANS. The physicians of China, to whom we are indebted for our knowledge of the circulation of the blood, have only to feel the arm of their patient in three places, and to observe the rate of the pulse, to form an opinion on the cause, nature, danger, and duration of the malady. Without the patient having occasion to speak at all, they can tell infallibly, what part is attacked, whether the brain, the heart, the liver, the lungs, the intestines, the stomach, the flesh, the bones, and so on. As they are both physicians and apothecaries, and prepare their own medicines, they are paid only when they effect a cure. If the same rule were introduced with us, I fear we should have fewer physicians.--Chevreau. CURE OF FEVERS IN SWEDEN. One thing which I saw in Sweden surprised me. The peasants who have fever take a quantity of beer, into which they put ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, and having heated it as much as their mouth and stomach will bear, they drink it off. The remedy is found to be very effectual. They have also another remedy which would appear a startling one to inhabitants of our climate. They have dry stoves which they call Bastou, into which they enter naked, and when the perspiration is profusely produced on all the body by the heat of the stove, they immediately come out, and lie down among the snow, or, if they can swim, throw themselves into the water. Our physicians may judge how far their aphor isms...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604822
  • 9781236604828