Excerpt from The Monthly Microscopical Journal, 1869, Vol. 1: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical Society, and Record of Histological Research at Home and Abroad
Here the exalted state of all parts of the surface and centre of the nervous system would tend to show their general connection; or we might take an o 'te condition induced by syncope or cold. Whether then she dose consider the whole nervous system as made up of an innumerable number of small circuits (dr. Beale's continuous and constantly passing currents), each controlling the parts with which it is in immediate relation, by position or function, without interfering with adjoining parts, but capable of such individual exaltation as to pass beyond its own boundary by contiguity of tissue or by participation in the primary impression by virtue of its general exaltation or whether we should regard the whole nervous system as one circuit, one primary circuit only, which begins with t e life of the individual before any distinct nerve-substance can be detected, and which harmonizes the first circulation of the embryo chick, but which, under the power of growth, adds to itself through life; enlarging its stations, fecting, exalting, or diminishing its powers; no portion of whiciiedould be impressed in an way with out its effect priming to the complete system; but t without duration or primary intensity, the secondary transmission or dis tribution of the original impulse would not overcome the harmonic balance of normal relations, in other words, would not disturb its normal statical condition by induced on rrents, - is unsettled.
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