Edinburgh Journal of Medical Science, Volume 2

Voorkant
1826

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Pagina 244 - The intoxicating property of the urine is capable of being propagated ; for every one who partakes of it has his urine similarly affected. Thus, with a very few amanitas, a party of drunkards may keep up their debauch for a week.
Pagina 197 - When circumstances thus uniform, are attended with appearances thus similar, we cannot withold our assent from the opinion, that they stand in the relation of cause and effect to each other. But of the manner in which this influence is exerted upon the constitution we are entirely ignorant, and we can only further contemplate it, in its effects.
Pagina 167 - That palter with us in a double sense; That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope.
Pagina 244 - ... too large a dose violent spasmodic effects are produced. " So very exciting to the nervous system in many individuals is this fungus, that the effects are often very ludicrous. If a person under its influence wishes to step over a straw or small stick, he takes a stride or a jump sufficient to clear the trunk of a tree. A talkative person cannot keep silence or secrets, and one fond of music is perpetually singing.
Pagina 244 - It renders some remarkably active, and proves highly stimulant to muscular exertion : by too large a dose, violent spasmodic effects are produced. So very exciting to the nervous system in many individuals, is this Fungus, that the effects are often very ludicrous. If a person under its influence wishes to step over a straw or...
Pagina 244 - It is, therefore, not uncommon for confirmed drunkards to preserve their urine as a precious liquor against a scarcity of the fungus.
Pagina 243 - Small deep-coloured specimens thickly covered with warts, are also said to be more powerful than those of a larger size and paler colour. The usual mode of taking the fungus is, to roll it up like a bolus, and swallow it without chewing, which, the Kamtschadales say, would disorder the stomach.
Pagina 243 - Derecona, and are very abundant in some seasons, and scarce in others. They are collected in the hottest months, and hung up by a string in the air to dry : some dry of themselves on the ground, and are...
Pagina 244 - The most singular effect of the Amanita is the influence it possesses over the urine. It is said that, from time immemorial, the inhabitants have known that the fungus imparts an intoxicating quality to that secretion, which continues for a considerable time after taking it.
Pagina 244 - Kamtschadales say, would disorder the stomach. It is sometimes eaten fresh in soups and sauces, and then loses much of its intoxicating property; when steeped in the juice of the berries of Vaccinium uliginosum, its effects are those of strong wine.

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