The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art, Volume 17

Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln, 1867

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Pagina 261 - a special mineralization producing a bituminous matter instead of coal or lignite. This operation is not attributable to heat, nor of the nature of a distillation, but is due to chemical reactions at the ordinary temperature, and under the normal conditions of climate.
Pagina 303 - When the ether spray thus produced is directed upon the outer skin, the skin is rendered insensible within a minute; but the effects do not end here. So soon as the skin is divided, the ether begins to exert on the nervous filaments the double action of cold and of etherization : so that the narcotism can be extended deeply to any desired extent. Pure rectified ether used in this manner is entirely negative ; it causes no irritation, and may be applied to a deep wound, as I shall show, without any...

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