The Philosophy of Physiomedicalism; Its Theorem, Corollary, and Laws of Application for the Cure of Disease

The Philosophy of Physiomedicalism; Its Theorem, Corollary, and Laws of Application for the Cure of Disease

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...repair is by no means done in a mechanical way such as attrition and aggregation, but like every other process in the living organism, is purely vital, depending primarily, as does every other vital process, upon the service of living matter of tissue-units, wrought out by the marvelously simple process of growth and condensation of this mighty minimal formative and functional matter. In other words, both waste and repair occur primarily in and through the bioplasm of function-units. Alimentary substances must first, by the process of digestion, be reduced to an assimilable state; next, by absorptive assimilation, i. e., its reduction through the villi and lacteals to chyle; finally, by circulatory assimilation (the postal and lymphatic movements), they are brought to a state of pabulum for living matter of tissue-units. Here only can the process of reparation take place; here and nowhere else in the organism is the waste of functional activities compensated; because here and nowhere else in the organism does the actual physiologic disintegration or waste occur; for, while the formed material of tissue-units and tissues wear out by molecules and as rapidly are replaced, molecule by molecule, yet this molecular restoration can come only from the systematic condensation of living matter. Bioplasm or living matter is the only form of matter that is not atomic in constitution; it is absolutely homogeneous and purely vital in its constitution, consequently, condensation of living matter is no more nor less than a return to atomic and molecular form of matter. Hence, as pabulum comes through the capillary current to the tissueunits, the bioplasm takes it up and converts it into its own homogeneity, appropriating thereby the potential energy of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236745205
  • 9781236745200