Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land Volume 2, No. 1

Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land Volume 2, No. 1

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...of these optical resultants, and the pulsations seen in many aurora may be real luminosities. It is hazardous, in the present ill-arranged state of auroral observation, to offer so rude a sketch of a new hypothesis, although we may suffer a considerable defeat in very good company.--Edinb. New Phil. Journal, January 1851. Resources Of Russia. The metallic produce of the Russian empire in 1848 was, according to the official returns, as follows, viz: --1820 poods of gold; J pood of platinum: 1192 poods of silver; 254,569 poods of copper; and 8,513,673 poods of wrought iron. The pood is equivalent to a little more than 36 Ibs. avoirdupois. The gold from Russia, therefore, represents a value of 3,944,832, making allowance for the English alloy.--Edinb. New Phil. Journal, October 1850. On The Reproduction Of Limbs After Amputation In The Human Subject. By Db. Simpson. Dr. Simpson showed that the power of reproducing and repairing lost parts was greatest in the lowest classes of animals, and decreased as we ascended higher and higher in the scale of animal life. He then pointed out that the human embryo approached in this, as in other respects, the physiological life and powers of the lower animals; and, consequently, when the arm or leg was amputated during embryonic existence, as not unfrequently happened from bands of coagulable lymph, and the results of disease, the stump structures reproduced a small rudimentary hand or foot--as the crab or lizard does. He showed various casts and drawings of cases of hands thus reproduced; and two living examples were exhibited.--Proceed. Brit. Asiucialion, 6tk August 1850. On The Geographical Distribution Of Health And Disease AS 1NDICATEED BY NATURAL PHENOMENA. By Mr. A. KEITH Johnston. Since the time of...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236559177
  • 9781236559173