The Medical and Physical Journal: Containing the Earliest Information on Subjects of Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, Chemistry, and Natural History ..., Volume 32

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R. Phillips, 1815

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Pagina 126 - ... the improper treatment of his keeper, he was fastened by a long chain, which passing through a partition, enabled the keeper by going into the next cell, to draw him close to the wall at pleasure; that to prevent this, Norris muffled the chain with straw, so as to hinder its passing through the wall; that he afterwards was confined in the manner we saw him, namely, a stout iron ring was...
Pagina 160 - An Index to the Anatomical, Medical, Chirurgical, and Physiological Papers contained in the Transactions of the Royal Society of London, from the commencement of that work, to the end of the year 1817; chronologically and alphabetically arranged, Lon., 1818, 4to.
Pagina 126 - ... downwards, on an upright massive iron bar, more than six feet high, inserted into the wall; round his body a strong iron bar about two inches wide, was riveted; on each side of the bar was a circular projection, which, being fastened to and enclosing each of his arms, pinioned them close to his sides.
Pagina 124 - Hospital, and likewise by a female keeper, we first proceeded to visit the women's galleries ; one of the side rooms contained about ten patients, each chained by one arm or leg to the wall ; the chain allowing them merely to stand up by the bench or form fixed to the wall, or to sit down upon it.
Pagina 126 - ... his arms, rendering it impossible for him to lie on his side, even if the length of the chains from his neck and shoulders would permit it. His right leg was chained to the trough, in which he had remained thus encaged and chained more than twelve years.
Pagina 124 - ... drawing, which were given to her by one of the gentlemen with me. Many of these unfortunate women were locked up in their cells, naked and chained on straw, with only one blanket for a covering. One who was in that state, by way of punishment, the keeper described as the most dissatisfied patient in the house, she talked coherently, complained of the want of tea and sugar, and lamented that her friends whom she stated to be respectable people, neither came to see her nor supplied her with little...
Pagina 126 - ... a stout iron ring was riveted round his neck, from which a short chain passed to a ring made to slide upwards and downwards, on an upright massive iron bar, more than six feet high, inserted into the wall; round his body a strong iron bar about two inches wide, was riveted; on each side of the bar was a circular projection, which, being fastened to and enclosing each of his arms, pinioned them close to his...
Pagina 471 - In addition to the gratifying contents of the second report, we think it our duty to state, for the information of the Board, that Mr. Adams has discovered a mode of curing the Egyptian ophthalmia, which has been successfully practised upon several of the pensioners, some of whom had been blind for three or four years, and given up as incurable by the most eminent oculists then in London. The communication that this destructive, and hitherto intractable disease admits of cure, we conceive will be...
Pagina 406 - ... of this opinion. In speaking of the properties of life, he says "it is something that prevents the chemical decomposition, to which dead animal and vegetable matter is so prone; that regulates the temperature of the bodies it inhabits, and is the cause of the actions we observe in them.
Pagina 124 - ... the keepers described her as a very accomplished lady, mistress of many languages, and corroborated her account of herself. The Committee can hardly imagine a human being in a more degraded and brutalizing situation than that in which I found this female, who held a coherent conversation with us, and was of course fully sensible of the mental and bodily condition of those wretched beings, who, equally without clothing, were closely chained to the same wall with herself. Unaware of the necessities...

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