The Study of Medicine Volume 1

The Study of Medicine Volume 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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...that almost all animals are endued with a power of separating or secreting lime and other earths from the blood for particular purposes, as that of forming a shell-covering in insects and worms, and of giving hardness to the bones in all other animals. Under a morbid action of single organs, or of the system generally, this secretion often takes place in an undue abundance, and is poured forth into cavities where its accumulation and crystallization must be attended with mischief. Such, at times, is the case in respect to the stomach and intes VOL. i. Y flft mrt, M, rfnroihr of concretions derived from this we ofteti nwrt vith others, produced by an agglu n or cnrgtalliwi--n of the juices which are contained the aliment, and which, not unfrequently, give imme Wrate proof of tbt-k origin by the aromatic taste, smell, or vvr Qualities which they exhibit. There is also u third vres of concretion, occasionally to be traced in the alvine MuneI, of a harder or softer structure, and of a cetaceous -r saponaceous feel, which consists of feces, or the refuse Kilter of the chyle, more or less combined with oil or mucus, and sometimes consisting almost entirely of the tno last. As the subject has been never before pursued with a view to anv critical examination or systematic arrangement of the tribes of substances that appertain to it, we have not yet perhaps arrived at a knowledge of all their different forms or combinations, as met with in the intestines of man, or the animals of the mammalian class, to which man is degraded by Linneus: but we may at least venture upon the three following, each of which will furnish a distinct species: I. KNTEROL1THUS BEZOARDUS. BEZOAR. O. CALCULUS. INTESTINAL CAL CULUS. 3 _--SCYBALUM. SCYBALUM. SPECIES I..show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595696
  • 9781236595690