The Placenta, the Organic Nervous System, the Blood, the Oxygen, and the Animal Nervous System, Physiologically Examined

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S. S. and W. Wood, 1861 - Electronic books - 196 pages

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Page 58 - On laying bare the roots of the spinal nerves, I found that I could cut across the posterior fasciculus of nerves, which took its origin from the posterior portion of the spinal marrow without convulsing the muscles of the back; but that on touching the anterior fasciculus with the point of the knife, the muscles of the back were immediately convulsed.
Page 89 - And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods. 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
Page 114 - A spasm of the extreme arteries, supporting an increased action in the course of them, may therefore be considered as the proximate cause of inflammation ; at least, in all cases not arising from direct stimuli applied ; and even in this case the stimuli may be supposed to produce a spasm of the extreme vessels.
Page 89 - Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. "And whence is this to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me ? " For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. " And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord.
Page 49 - As to the sympathetic nerve, so far from being in any way derived from the brain or spinal cord, it is produced independently of either, and exists, notwithstanding the absence of both. It is found perfectly formed in...
Page 67 - ... the ribs and spine, and communicates with filaments of the par vagum ; it is afterwards continued downwards, receiving a filament from each spinal nerve ; in its course it is a very fine nerve, and has not any more ganglia than the first, and those communicating with the second trunk of the fifth ; but at different points from which the nerves pass to the viscera, there is an appearance of a delicate plexus : this plexiform structure varies in different parts, and becomes much greater about the...
Page 20 - It is very easy to demonstrate the arrangement of the fcetal tufts in the human placenta. They can be readily seen by the naked eye, and may be easily traced from their attachment at the under surface of the chorion to their termination near the uterine surface of the placenta. The anatomical disposition of the placental sinuses, however, is much more difficult of examination.
Page 4 - NEW YORK: D. APPLETON & COMPANY, 200 BROADWAY. MDCCCXLH. V ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1842, BY D. APPLETON & COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Conrt of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.
Page 23 - Next morning Louis was informed that moans had been heard in the theatre; and on proceeding thither he found, to his horror, that the supposed corpse had revived during the night, and had actually died in the struggles to disengage herself from the winding-sheet in which she was enveloped. This was evident from the distorted attitude in which the body was found.
Page 85 - ... 6 oz. troy. The brain of men •who have distinguished themselves by their great talents, is often very large. The brain of the celebrated Cuvier weighed 4 Ibs.

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