Some Account of the Life and Character of the Late Thomas Bateman

Some Account of the Life and Character of the Late Thomas Bateman

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...some neutral salts, also. Opium is extremely injurious to plants, but not to the poppy. Plants grow better in metallic oxides, as minium and manganese, than in earth. ' Does any absorption or extrication of gas take place through the shell of eggs during incubation? or what is the chick's succedaneum for respiration? "Do plants, while growing, decompose water, or carbonic acid? Do they flourish in hydrogen gas? or in carbonic acid gas, as maintained by Drs. Percival and Hunter? Or is carbonic acid gas destructive to them, as maintained by Priestley? What is the nature of the matter which they perspire in different circumstances? "What is the effect of water, heated to an intense degree in Papin's digester, on mineral bodies? "Upon what part of the composition of the aluminous schist does its destructive quality to vegetable life depend? Upon the magnesia which Mr. Tenant has found deleterious to vegetation? "Can saline, aromatic, and other substances be present in the blood, when we are unable to discover them? What combinations preserve them from detection? and how does it happen that they again appear in the secretions? "Does the coagulation of the blood depend upon the contact of air, as stated by Mr. Hewson? or does it coagulate sooner in vacuo, as affirmed by Mr. Hunter? "To what extent is imperfect nutrition from bad food to be deemed the great cause of the numerous chronic diseases of the middle ages? viz. scurvy, leprosy, ergot, malum mortuum, &c? "The general neglect of medical literature; and the consequent repetition of old facts as original discoveries." To return from this glance at the varied occupations of his mind, always thus directed to some object of usefulness: the affection of his...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559967
  • 9781236559968