Translations of the Philosophical Works Volume 2

Translations of the Philosophical Works Volume 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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...distinct; but the shell was broken in different places, and shining in small grains. 31. I have often heard of the conversion of the white of an egg into a stony matter; but I cannot speak for the truth of the thing or the manner of doing it. 32. It is certain that flame when it is extinguished is turned into something; namely, an after-fume, which is itself turned into soot. But a more careful inquiry should be made concerning the flames of spirit of wine and such like exhalations, to see into what kind of body they are condensed, and what is their after--exhalation. For it does not appear to be fuliginous, as in flames from oily bodies. ' Marco P010, 11. 77. Transition. AND so much for the contractions of bodies by actual cold, whether it be in the air, or in waters and liquids, or in flame; and likewise whether it be a simple contraction, or a restoration, or a coagulation and conversion. Next comes the action which is opposed to dilatation by potential heat; namely, contraction by potential cold. The History. CONTRACTIONS OF BODIES BY POTENTIAL COLD. 1. As the medicinal tables of secondary qualities are to be consulted for the inquiry of potential heat, so in like manner are they to be consulted for that of potential cold. And in them especial notice is to be taken of astringency, repercussion, obstruction, inspissation, and stupefaction. 2. Opium, henbane, hemlock, nightshade, mandrake, and the like narcotics manifestly condense the spirits of animals, turn them into themselves, choke, and deprive them of motion. But make trial whether they have any effect upon dead bodies, by steeping flesh in their juices (to see if any blackness or gangrene be produced); or by steeping seeds and kernels therein (to see if it will kill them, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737717
  • 9781236737717