Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 16

Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 16

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...those who wear comparatively light garments, will need no more, for their skins have brought forth great powers of protection, and will themselves do that work which we require of them. It is not a strange thing, therefore, to see two men walking side by side, in winter, whose habits illustrate this principle. One accustoms himself to exercise abroad in every kind of weather; he has his daily cold bath, and now wears only his usual close dress; the other takes no bath, and goes out only in pleasant weather, and then he puts on his heavy extra garments. Both of these men are equally warm, the one by the natural energies of his skin and vigor of his frame, the other by his artificial covering. Coughs and colds are frequent among our people, but they are more abundant among the timid and the over-cautious, than among the bold, that use their powers freely, and have no fear of the atmosphere. Shoemakers, students, and women, have t_hese disorders much more frequently than farmers, carpenters, and sailors. sruun AND maavous svsrru. The brain and the nervous system are the organs of thought and sensation, and the regulators and directors of all other systems of the animal body. These seem to be more elastic as to their habits and powers, than other organs. The mind, the infinitely expansible mind, has been held up as the grand distinguishing characteristic of the human family, and this is not done without good reason; but whatever we may say of the mind, the spiritual essence--the physical brain, which is its organ of connection with this world, is not so lawless and expansible. It has its limits of power, of exertion and of direction; and if not used aright, it is liable to disturbance and disorder, as are any of the organs of the animal body....show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933028
  • 9781236933027