A Manual of Physiology: A Text-book for Students of Medicine

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Blakiston, 1888 - Physiology - 758 pages

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Page ii - Guy's Hospital, London. American Edition. Revised and Edited by Louis STARR, MD, Clinical Professor of Diseases of Children in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania ; Physician to the Children's Hospital, Philadelphia.
Page vii - English Edition, revised and improved. 758 pages. This volume was specially prepared to furnish students with a new text-book of Physiology, elementary so far as to avoid theories which have not borne the test of time and such details of methods as are unnecessary for students in our medical colleges. " The brief examination I have given it was so favorable that I placed it in the list of text-books recommended in the circular of the University Medical College.
Page ii - A Manual of Midwifery. By ALFRED LEWIS GALABIN, MA, MD, Obstetric Physician and Lecturer on Midwifery and the Diseases of Women at Guy's Hospital, London; Examiner in Midwifery to the Conjoint Examining Board of England, etc.
Page 90 - Active living tissues may be said to have antiseptic power, ie, are able to destroy septic bacteria ; nnd it is only owing to this bactericide power of our textures that we can, with immunity, breathe into our lungs the atmospheric air often crowded with these organisms, and swallow multitudes of them with our food. But for it every wound would become putrid, every breath might admit deadly germs to our blood...
Page 740 - Specific Gravity. The ratio of the weight of a given volume of any substance to the weight of an equal volume of distilled water, and is found by dividing the first weight by the second.
Page 260 - Thomson) : i. right pulmonary vein cut short; i', cavity of left auricle ; 3, 3', thick wall of left ventricle ; 4, portion of the same with papillary muscle attached: 5, the other papillary muscles ; 6, 6...
Page 566 - Eye are three in number : (1) the anterior surface of the cornea, (2) the anterior surface of the crystalline lens, and (3) the posterior surface of the crystalline lens (Fig 128). These surfaces act together like a convex lens, to bend 'the rays of light which pass through them (Fig. 132), so that all those which start from FIG. 132. — Illustrating the formation behind a convex lens of a diminished...
Page 325 - Diagram of the respiratory organs. The windpipe leading down from the larynx is seen to branch into two large bronchi, which subdivide after they enter their respective lungs.
Page ii - Pennsylvania, etc. 6c6 pages. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. By Prof. VICTOR VON RICHTER, University of Breslau. Translated from Fourth German Edition by EDGAR F. SMITH, MA, PH.D., Professor of Chemistry, Wittenberg College, Springfield, O., formerly in the Laboratories of the University of Pennsylvania, etc.
Page 90 - ... expense of the tissues, or of the food supply intended for the sustenance of those tissues. "So long as the tissues of a higher animal are healthy and well nourished the common forms of septic bacteria cannot thrive in immediate contact with it. They can only exist in the intestines, etc., because they find accumulations of lifeless fluids which offer them a suitable nidus. Active living tissues may be said to have antiseptic power, ie, are able to destroy septic bacteria...

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