Medicina Statica

Medicina Statica

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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. 1737 edition. Excerpt: ...Change of Objects which are about a Person, and take up his Mind with some more than usual Attention, and thereby prevent that easy Relaxation which is necessary both to a good Perspiration and sound Sleep. A P H. XXVII. " They who sleep and do not dream, perspire well; and, on the contrary, they who dream much " perspire the less. Explanation. Dreaming is a State between Sleeping and Waking, wherein although the Mind does not exercise such a Power over the Body, as to direct its Motions in the fame Degree as when awake; yet by its Attention to those confused Ideas which pass through it, the Solids are kept in some Degree of Contraction greater than is agreeable with sound Sleep; and therefore Perspiration, which depends upon a settled Relaxation, cannot so well be performed at such Times as when in quiet Sleep. A P H. XXVIII. Sleep about four Hours after Eating is most serV viceabie; because Nature is not so busy at that Q4 Time Time about the first Concoction, and she then better recruits what is lost, and better carries on the Business of Perspiration. Explanation. From what hath been above said, it appears, that a full Stomach is injurious to Perspiration, and that Nature's being busy about something else, is no more than that during the Load of a full Stomach, the Nerves are more contracted, and thereby there is the less Room for the perspirable Matter to pass off. It is abundantly manifest from Anatomy, that the Course of the Chyle only from the Stomach into the Blood, is a considerable Length, and that it requires four or five Hours Time to perform that of a whole Meal. By the Weight and Distension of the Parts about it, a Person may perceive the Food to remain in his Stomach an Hour or two at least; which after it had passed in...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641272
  • 9781236641274