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of whe Church, to charge them with the of sleep, and the causes which produce foulest of crimes that of treason, while, the various stages of it, from somno. in solemn truth, it is nothing but the lescence to the soundest slumber, which complaint of suffering nature, overstrain is ingeniously accounted for, from the ed and tortured by the racks of taxation, state of the nervous system, which, in a oppression, not to say absolute starva- certain state of irritability, is known to tion. We think it well, that such abuse banish it altogether. In the concluding of the people as Mr. B.'s should meet remarks, the system of mutual pathology with the contempt it deserves, and that is strongly maintained, as affecting the a loving prince of his people sh uld dis- general powers of man, in opposition to regard the “ false witness" which he hath the idea of any local disease not interborne against the integrity and character fering with the animal economy. Ale of the British nation.

though the work possesses nothing new, M. SANTAGNELLO, the author of some it is curious, and deserving notice, from vselul elementary works on the Italian the manner in which it is arranged. Janguage, has published a Dictionary of An Account of the Colony of the Cape the Peculiarities of that Tongue. This of Good Hope, with a view to the inforwork' will be found very useful to the mation of Emigrants, and an appendix, student of Italian literature, as the au. containing the offers of government to thorities which the compiler introduces, persons disposed to settle there, appears are selected from the most approved to contain a more fair and in partial reItalian authors. An accurate knowledge presentation of the advantages and disof the idioms of a language is absolutely advantages to be met with by settlers, necessary, to enable the reader to per than any publication we have yet seen ceive the full beauties of the author he is on the subject. Without pretending to studying; and we think M. Santagnello's recominend emigration, upon the ground work is well calculated to afford such of a certain superiority of condition to knowledge. In writing Italian exercises be acquired by the measure, this judi. also, the student will find much assist

cious little work is confined to an histoance in this volume, which, in fact, cou).

rical survey of the country, the people, tains the syntax of the language, distri.

cliinate, and productions, of the Cape, bated alphabetically.

including much information from the Mr. Hone, who has struck out an en- works of the celebrated travellers Bartirely new line of political satire, between row and Vaillant. As the responsibility the caricatures of Hogarth and the of giving counsel would be great, after a Ibymes of Butler, has published a match. fair estimate, it very properly leaves the book to his House that Jack Built, in question to be decided according to the the Man in the Moon. It is impossible feelings of individuals. to describe either : and there is little oc- Join Doble BURRIDGE, esq. attorneycasion, where the sale is by tens of thou.

at-law, bas lately published un Essuy on sands,

the British Constitution, connected with Under the title of a Sketch of the Eco.

the Laws relating to Landed Property nomy of Man, (wbich we think about as and the personal Liberty of the Subject, singular, as if an artist were to give us a c. from the time of the Romans to the sketch of the world,) an anonymous author

present period; a small work, which, we has presented us wiih a clever though

are happy to say, contains much liberasomewhat incomplete analysis of the

lity of sentiment, united to sound learnpowers of the human frame. The very at.

frame. The vervato ing and extensive legal knowledge. In teinp:, in physics, to comprise much in the course of his subject, he has offered formation and numerous iacts in a limite several spirited remarks, touching the naed scope, has always the effect of involv.

ffect of invali. ture of elections, the close-borough sysing the subject in a greater degree of tem, and right of petition, all in the true obscurity and want of connexion, than spirit of an Englishman; and has, lastly, what are indeed but too inherent in

in subjoined a leller to a member of Pare the nature of the study itself. The

liament on the subject of a general insketches are arranged under different

closure, which would be consulting the heads, proceeding from an explanation

inierests of humanity beiter ihan a thouof the general powers of the body,

sand coercive Acts of Parliament. to the sensations, the intellectual and muscular motions, and the further ex

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REPORT of Diseases and CASUALTIES occurring in the public and private Practice of the Physician who has the care of the Western District of the CITY DISPENSARY,

the limits of which, commencing at the Fleet-street end of Chancery-lane, puss through Gray's Inn-lane, Portpool·lane, Hatton Wall, Great Saffron-hill, West street, Smithfielil bars, Charterhouse-lane and Square ; along: Goswell street to Oldstreet ; doun Old-street, as far as Bunhill-row ; thence crossing the Old Jewry and extending along Queen-street, terminate at the water-side.

IN the whole range of either theoretical second ; and many instances of a like na.

1 or practical medicine, we meet with ture, but of different characters, in respect no question of more momentous import, of degree, are constantly falling under the than that which applies itself to the pre. Reporter's observation. It is not many .cise state of the brain, in respect of its days ago, that he was summoned to attend remedial demands. There are at least a man, who had been treated by very large three distinct conditions of that organ depletions for inflammation of the brain; which are apt most mischievously to be such depletions had been most probably confounded, or considered as one and the called for by the urgency of the prior same. The first, in which blood is in so symptoms : but, although the patient was inordinate a quantity or so irregularly dis still delirious, it was now evidently delitributed, that to let blood, or let die, are rinm, not of the first, but of the third, the only alternatives before us. In the species above recognized. In place of second instance, the abstract circum- further venesections, the Reporter ven. stances of the circulation may be nearly tired (hie believes contrary to the feelings the same as in the first; but this derange of his fellow-prescribor), to suggest corment in the vascular impetus has such de. dials and stimulants, under the use of pendence upou a prior condition of the which the patient soon recovered. sensorial or nervons power, ihat the lancet The friends of a poor man in Saffron. must be unsheathed with much more hesi hill applied for advice about a week since. tation, or at least used with far greater re. The description given of his state was in serve. The last supposed case, is that in the highest degree alarming: he was so which the derangement of animal and in- unyovernally delirious, that it required tellectual functions, so far from being de the force of strong men to restrain hiin pendant upon vascular repletion, arises from running into the street. The Refrom, or, at the very least, is connected porter found him to be an old Dispensary with a precisely opposite state; and this patient, who had, some moniis before, jast condition is not only often mistaken been under treaiment for a violent attack for the first, but it may be, and actually of Painter's colic; and the altogether of Mas been, induced by measures applicable the case presented an example of the seto a certain extent in the first; bit which cond order of encephalic affection. Brisk are thus worse than inapplicable, when cathartics (composed principally of elatecarried beyond the proper point.

rium) were immediately had recourse to, The Writer was sometime since called to together with a blister to the neck; and an individual, whom he found lying in a the amendment on the subsequent day was .condition of apoplectic stupor: blood so decided, that the Writer was much rewas drawn from the arm, cupping-ulasses joiced he had ventured upon the treatment applied to the neck, and consciousness of the case without the abstraction of was restored with more than anticipated blood. In like manner, more than one or speed. As blood-letting had been so deci. two instances have, within the past montli, dedly useful, it was judged expedient to occurred of hydrocephalic irritation, which carry it to a still greater length; that was have satisfactorily yielded to the same done, and bigh delirimn was as demonstra, plan,-a plan which miglit often, in this bly induced by this last operation, as be- Jast disorder, supersede with advantage nefit had been occasioned by the first and copious venesection,

That That the Reporter is not an enemy to It is especially in this inclement season blood-letting, moderately conceived and that the sensorial energy, in aged persons discriminately nsed, even with determined more particularly, is subject to those im, energy, is sufficiently evident, from admis. pediments and interruptions, which often sions in the first part of the present paper; simulate apoplexy, without being really but he hesitates not to say, that he is an that disorder; and in which, even when avowed cnemy to that creed, which cannot the true apoplectie state has been induced, conceive disordered function to proceed the treatment requires to be conducted from any other source than vascular under the recollection, that there are such fulness or excitement; or which contents things in the human frame as nerves, as itself with recognizing the condition of the well as blood-vessels. blood-vessels as that only about which the Thavies' Inn;

D. Uwins, M.D. practitioner need trouble himself in insti. Jan, 20, 1820. iuting remedial processes.

· REPORT OF CHEMISTRY, NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, &c.

PLAN is in agitation in Paris to on oxygenated water and its properties,

erect a machine acting by hydranlic has ascertained that the remarkable effects vapour, that shall raise water, fifteen pints produced, when it is placed in contact a minute, from any pit or reservoir, to tlie with platinum, gold, silver, &c. are occa. height of sixty feet; individuals to be ena. sioned also by the contact of several animal bled to do this on their own premises. substances, and that all the oxygen is disa The charge of fuel hardly a penny an hour, engaged without any immediate action on if pit-coal is used; this, for a machine of the substance, at least, when the oxyge. fonr inches, and one of twenty, will not nated water is diluted. Pure oxygenated consume more than two sons an honr, so water was diluted until it contained only that the fuel, in point of quantity, will bear eight times its volume of oxygen, and no proportion to that of the water raised. twenty-two measures of it introduced into When once established, the machine may a tube filled up with mercury. A small be kept in action twelve or twenty-four quantity of perfectly clear and white hours every day, with no other risque of fibrine, recently obtained from blood, was being impaired than the wear and tear of introduced, and immediately the oxygen the brass or copper pipes. It may last, began to separate. In six minutes the watherefore, upwards of a century. Fifteen ter was perfecily de-oxygenated, and gave pints of water are assumed as a basis, bnt no effervescence with oxide of silver. The the same process will raise unlimited quan, gas then measured 176 parts; it contained tities of water in the same space of time. neither carbonic acid nor nitrogen, but On certain specified conditions, water may was pure oxygen. The same tibrine. be drawn at any depil, and raised to any placed many times in contact with fresh height : expense of construction 600 oxygenated water, still acted in the same francs. The water may be raised to the way. Urea, albumen, tuid or solid, aud different stories of a house, for the lise gelatine, did not separate oxygen from 'either of kitchens or of bathing-rooms, or water much oxygenated; but a portion of for reservoirs in cases of fire. As the ma. the lungs cut in thiin pieces and well wasi. 'chine is very light, and of a very smalled, or of the kidney, or the spleen, dise ne compass, a single man may carry it about, gagel the oxygen as readily as the fibrine. and fix it to a dormant or stationary pipe, The skin and the substance of veins also to be placed in the pit, and set it in possess this property, but in an inferior motion.

degree. Dr. OLBERS denies that any connexion Mr. Fox, of Falmouth, has found, that between the changes of the moon and of a very extraordinary degree of heat is de. the weather is ever observable in the north veloped by fusing together platinum and of Germany; and he asserts that, in the tiu in the following manner. If a small course of an extensive medical practice, piece of tin-foil is wrapped in a piece of continued for a number of years, with his platinum-foil of the same size, and exposed 'attention constantly directed to the lunar upon charcoal to the action of the blowveriods, he has never been able to discover pipe, the union of the two metals is indi. the slightest connexion between those pe- cated by a rapid whirling, and by an exa riods and the increase or decrease of dis. treme brilliancy in the light which is emita eases, or their symptoms. The moon's go- ted. If the globale thus melted is allow. vernment of the mind and weather, by ed to drop into a basin of water, it remains sympathy' is like its supposed government for some time red-hot at the bottom; and. of the tides by the hocus pocus of attrac- such is the intensity of the heat, that it tion.

melts and carries off the glaze ot' the basin M. THENARD, in his further researches from the part on which it happens to fall."

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