The Prodromus of Nicolaus Steno's Dissertation Concerning a Solid Body Enclosed by Process of Nature Within a Solid Volume 11, PT. 2

The Prodromus of Nicolaus Steno's Dissertation Concerning a Solid Body Enclosed by Process of Nature Within a Solid Volume 11, PT. 2

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...partly disposed in the interstices of the fibrils into the form of a new fibril by the permeating fluid), or form simple replacements: and in these two ways plants and animals are formed. Since I am less familiar with the anatomy of plants, I do not decide whether there are present several internal fluids; but it is certain that in animals different internal fluids are to be found, and I shall try to reduce these to a definite classification. Besides the attenuated fluid permeating all things, we note in the case of animals at least three kinds of fluids, of which the first is external; the second is internal and common, the third P. so. an internal fluid peculiar to each part. By the term external fluid I mean that fluid in animals which not only surrounds the surface exposed to our eyes, as the atmosphere, but also that which is in contact with all the remaining surfaces of the body which are continuous with it through the larger foramina of the surface, such as the entire surface of the trachea, with which the air inhaled in breathing comes in contact; the entire surface of the alimentary canal, by which I mean the mouth, the oesophagus, the stomach, and the intestines; the entire surface of the bladder, and of the urethra; the entire surface which communicates with the uterus, especially in the years of puberty; the entire surface of all the excretory organs from the capillaries even to the orifices which discharge their contents into the ears, eyelids, nose, eyes, alimentary canal, bladder, urethra, uterus, and skin--a separate enumeration of which would show that many are truly external which are commonly considered internal, nay, even internal in the highest degree, and hence it follows: 1. That worms and calculi are generated...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774221
  • 9781236774224