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Lea Bros. & Company, 1874 - 1181

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Strona 341 - London ; which consists of a battery of six curved permanent magnets, and an intensity armature around whose cylinders 1500 yards of, fine insulated copper wire are coiled. The ends of this wire communicate respectively with a pair of directors, each holding a piece of sponge, dipped in vinegar, or a solution of common salt. When the armature is rotated, and a portion of the body is interposed between the directors, a succession of shocks is experienced.
Strona 210 - It is a disease which usually occurs before puberty, and is generally connected with torpor of the system and of the digestive organs in particular. The spasms do not continue during sleep, and often, by a strong effort of the will, they can in a measure be controlled.
Strona 299 - Physicians, however, have applied it to those cases of unsound mind which are characterized by a total loss of the faculty of thought, or by such an imbecility of intellect that the ideas are extremely incohérent, there being at the same time a total loss of the power of reasoning.
Strona 247 - ... The- contagion of plague and typhus, especially of the latter, is denied by many. It seems probable, that a disease may be contagious under certain circumstances and not under others. A case of common fever, arising from common causes, as from cold, if the patient be kept in a close, foul situation, may be converted into a disease, capable of producing emanations, which may excite a similar disease in those exposed to them. Contagion and infection are generally esteemed synonymous. Frequently,...
Strona 299 - It has also been called the dingee, the daiifra, the dandy, the bouquet, and the bucket fever. This disease was remarkable for the suddenness of its attack, the great numbers affected, the severity , of the symptoms, and the rareness of death from it. It would seem, from the...
Strona 362 - It i» a oerebrospinal disease, which may be idiopathic or symptomatic, spontaneous or accidental, and which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between. These paroxysms are characterized by loss of consciousness and by convulsive motions of the muscles. Frequently, the fit attacks suddenly ; at other times, it is preceded by indisposition, vertigo, and stupor. At times, before the loss of consciousness occurs, a sensation of a cold vapor is felt, hence called our'a epilep'tica. This appears...

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