Elements of Physics Or Natural Philosophy: General and Medical, Written for Universal Use, in Plain Or Non-technical Language; and Containing New Disguisitions and Practical Suggestions. Comprised in Five Parts, Complete in One Volume

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Lea and Blanchard, 1845 - 486 pagina's
 

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Pagina 18 - Hospital, London. A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE DISEASES PECULIAR TO WOMEN. Illustrated by Cases derived from Hospital and Private Practice. Third American, from the Third and revised London edition.
Pagina xvi - Now, however, every one feels that he is a member of one vast civilized society, which covers the face of the earth; and no part of the earth is indifferent to him.
Pagina 71 - A man in a boat pulling a rope attached to a large ship, seems only to move the boat: but he really moves the ship a little, for...
Pagina 193 - ... it consumes none while idle; it never tires, and wants no sleep; it is not subject to malady when originally well made, and only refuses to work when worn out...
Pagina 410 - ... to the time during which the muscles are acting. The quick mover may have exerted, perhaps, one-twentieth more force in the first instant, to give his body the greater velocity, which was afterwards continued, but the sloth supported his load four times as long. A healthy man will run rapidly up a long stair...
Pagina xvi - I am lodged in a house that affords me conveniences and comforts which even a king could not command some centuries ago. There are ships crossing the seas in every direction, to bring what is useful to me from all parts of the earth. In China, men are gathering the tea-leaf for me ; in America, they are planting cotton for me ; in the West India Islands, they are preparing my sugar and my coffee ; in Italy, they are feeding...
Pagina 178 - ... had nearly fallen by the board. Such, for a few hours, was the mingled roar of the hurricane above, of the waves around, and of the incessant peals of thunder, that no human voice could be heard, and, amidst the general consternation, even the trumpet sounded in vain. In that awful night, but for the little tube of mercury which had given the warning...
Pagina 239 - After a pause this fairy harp may be heard beginning with a low and solemn note, like the bass of distant music in the sky : the sound then swells as if approaching, and other tones break forth, mingling with the first, and with each other; in the combined and varying strain, sometimes one clear note predominates and sometimes another, as if single musicians alternately led the band : and the concert often seems to approach and again to recede, until with the unequal breeze it dies away, and all...
Pagina xvi - Saxony, they are shearing the sheep to make me clothing; at home, powerful steam-engines are spinning and weaving for me, and making cutlery for me, and pumping the mines, that minerals useful to me may be procured.

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