Scribners Monthly Volume 6

Scribners Monthly Volume 6

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...of the earth's atmosphere. The appearances favor the idea that this emanation consists of a direct flow of electricity from the sun. If we maintain that light and heat are the result of vibrations of a rare ether which fills all space, the analogy between these agents and electricity would lead us to conclude that this agent also is the result of vibrations in the same medium, or at least that it is a force capable of being propagated through the ether, with a velocity similar to that of light. While this influence is traveling through the void celestial spaces it develops no light; but as soon as it encounters the earth's atmosphere, which appears to extend to a height of about 500 miles, it develops light, and its movements are controlled by the earth's magnetic force in a manner analogous to the influence of an artificial magnet upon a current of electricity circulating around it. Opium in Diabetes. THE Lancet thus records the results of treatment of diabetes in the St. Bartholomew's Hospital. The treatment of diabetes is most unsatisfactory, and must necessarily be so till we possess a more accurate knowledge of the pathology of the disease. The fact that so many different plans of treatment have been proposed shows that none are reliable. Some have excluded all starchy and saccharine matters; some have endeavored to increase the supposed normal transformation of sugar in the system, while others attempt to stop or limit it; others, again, have tried to compensate for the excessive loss of sugar by supplying saccharine matters; but this plan has resulted in decided failure. Nor has the treatment by skimmed milk been attended by more fortunate results. Discarding theory and regarding merely the clinical aspect of the case, it would appear that...show more

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  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,002g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519256
  • 9781236519252