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Page 415 - Haller's studies, however, at the earliest periods of life, was rapid almost beyond belief. When other children were beginning only to read, he was studying Bayle and Moreri, and at nine years of age he was able to translate Greek, and was beginning to learn Hebrew.
Page 370 - And hence animal heat feems to depend upon a procefs, fimilar to a chemical elective attraction. The air is received into the lungs, containing a great quantity of abfolute heat. The blood is returned from the extremities, highly impregnated with phlogifton. The attraction of the air to the phlogifton, is greater than that of the blood.
Page 205 - Remarks on that kind of Palsy of the lower Limbs, which is frequently found to accompany a Curvature of the Spine, and is supposed to be caused by it; together with its Method of Cure,
Page 32 - I hare commonly ordered an ounce for one dish ; which is to be repeated fresh after the interval of a quarter or half an hour ; and which I direct to be taken without milk or sugar.
Page 31 - Percival made in a former volume, that coffee is taken in large quantities, with peculiar propriety, by the Turks and Arabians, becaufe it counteracts the narcotic effefts of opium, to the ufe of which thefe nations are much addifted.
Page 371 - ... during the circulation, imbibe this principle from thofe parts which retain it with leaft force, or from the putrefcent parts of the fyftem. And hence the venous blood when it returns to the lungs is found to be highly impregnated with phlogifton. By this impregnation, its capacity for containing heat is diminifhed; in proportion, therefore, as the blood, which had been dephlogifticated...
Page 420 - ... himself, than to instigate others to similar pursuits. To him, the anatomical theatre, the school of midwifery, the chirurgical society, and the royal academy of sciences at Gottingen, owe their origin. Such distinguished merit could not fail to meet with a suitable reward from the sovereign under whose protection he then taught. The king of Great Britain not only honoured him with every mark of attention which he himself could bestow, but procured him also letters of nobility from the emperor.
Page 245 - October, varying, however, in fome of its fymptoms as the air grew colder. In the beginning of November it was rarely met with; but towards the middle of that month, when the air became warmer, it increafed again, and in fome meafure refumed thofe appearances it poflefled in the fummer months, but which it had loft during the cold winds in October.
Page 417 - Winslow and Le Dran, with the latter of whom he resided during his stay in Paris, he had opportunities of prosecuting anatomy which he had not before enjoyed. But the zeal of our young anatomist was greater than the prejudices of the people at that period, even in the enlightened city of Paris, could admit of. An information being lodged against him to the police, for dissecting dead bodies, he was obliged to make a precipitate retreat to Basil, where he became a pupil to the celebrated Bernoulli!.