The Microbe-Producing-Disease Theory Inconsistent with the Laws of Nature; How Diseases Are Produced. a New Physiological Law Promulgated

The Microbe-Producing-Disease Theory Inconsistent with the Laws of Nature; How Diseases Are Produced. a New Physiological Law Promulgated

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...with microbe killers. One day I found by chance a bottle without a label on a shelf in my laboratory. The bottle contained what I supposed (by inadvertence) to be an ounce of phosphorus, whereas in reality it was metallic sodium, and, as a part of it was not covered by the fluid in the bottle, I was anxious to cover the supposed phosphorus with water to prevent it from taking fire. As soon as I poured the water into the bottle a violent explosion followed. I received thirty-two cuts and wounds on my left hand, and four in my face. My specks saved my eyes. At first I was stunned, and after I came to I ran to the hall (my office is in the Medical College) to call for assistance, but every student and professor had already gone. I went back to my office, washed off the blood, extracted the pieces of glass from the wounds, and patched up the larger cuts as well as I could with sticking plaster. The hand turned blue, and from the concussion and shock sensation entirely ceased as far as the wrist. In about half an hour the hand turned to its natural color again and sensation returned. It was, however, as if there were millions of pins in the hand, and so severe was the pain and heat that I had to hold my hand under the faucet of cold water for some time. Three days afterward the smaller cuts had already healed, but in a large one I extracted another piece of glass about the size of a silver five-cent piece. On the fourth day I was awakened about 4 o'clock in the morning by slight twitchings in the reflex centres of the spinal cord. The twitchings became gradually more and more severe, mostly at the lower cervical and upper dorsal regions of the spine; the muscles on the sides of my neck and lower parts of the cheeks became more and more stiff...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 180.34 x 236.22 x 7.62mm | 181.44g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123650335X
  • 9781236503350