The British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review, Or, Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery, Volume 18

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Samuel Highley, 1856 - Medicine
 

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Page 336 - All those arts which are the natural defence of the weak are more familiar to this subtle race than to the Ionian of the time of Juvenal or to the Jew of the dark ages. What the horns are to the buffalo, what the paw is to the tiger, what the sting is to the bee, what beauty, according to the old Greek song, is to woman, deceit is to the Bengalee. Large promises, smooth excuses, elaborate tissues of circumstantial falsehood, chicanery, perjury, forgery, are the weapons offensive and defensive of...
Page 63 - Tis with our judgments as our watches, none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.
Page 336 - ... beauty, according to the old Greek song, is to woman, deceit is to the Bengalee. Large promises, smooth excuses, elaborate tissues of circumstantial falsehood, chicanery, perjury, forgery, are the weapons, offensive and defensive, of the people of the Lower Ganges. All those millions do not furnish one sepoy to the armies of the Company. But as usurers, as money-changers, as sharp legal practitioners, no class of human beings can bear a comparison with them.
Page 58 - Sidelights" means a green light on the starboard side and a red light on the port side...
Page iii - MR. ALFRED HAVILAND, MRCS CLIMATE, WEATHER, AND DISEASE; being a Sketch of the Opinions of the most celebrated Ancient and Modern Writers with regard to the Influence of Climate and Weather in producing Disease.
Page 453 - Letters to a Young Physician just entering upon Practice; by James Jackson, MD Fcp. 8vo. 5s. Lectures on the Diseases of Women and Children. By Dr. GS Bedford. 4th Edition. 8vo. 18s.
Page 404 - This discoloration pervades the whole surface of the body, but is commonly most strongly manifested on the face, neck, superior extremities, penis, and scrotum, and in the flexures of the axillae and around the navel. It may be said to present a dingy or smoky appearance, or various tints or shades of deep amber or chestnut-brown; and in one instance the skin was so universally and so deeply darkened that but for the features the patient might have been mistaken for a mulatto.
Page 184 - As an immediate effect of the manifestation of mechanical force, we see, that a part of the muscular substance loses its vital properties, its character of life; that this portion separates from the living part, and loses its capacity of growth and its power of resistance. We find that this change of properties is accompanied by the entrance of a foreign body (oxygen) into the composition of the muscular...
Page 56 - Edin. 1855), thus classifies the varieties of the defect : 1. Inability to discern any colour properly so called, so that black and white — ie, light and shade — are the only variations of tint perceived. 2. Inability to discriminate between the COLOURING— COLUBER.
Page 519 - That the election of antimony by different parts of the body is as yet an open question ; that the liver, however, would appear to be the structure in which it is most collected when the administration is slow and in small doses ; and that the elimination of the poison is attempted by all the secreting surfaces. 12. That, in rapid poisoning, the fatal effect seems due to direct chemical change in the blood, and to indirect effect therefrom on the heart ; while, in slow poisoning, there is superadded...

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