Familiar Lessons on Physiology: Designed for the Use of Children and Youth in Schools and Families

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Fowlers and Wells, 1847 - Physiology - 95 pages

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Page 63 - ... are branches of the artery going to the two sides of the lungs, which carry the blood there ; m, m, the veins which bring the blood back from the lungs to the left side of the heart ; n, is the right auricle ; o and p, are the ascending and...
Page 94 - When invited to drink tea, he brought a cup and a saucer, placed them on the table, put in sugar, poured out the tea, and allowed it to cool before he drank it. All these actions he performed without any other instigation than the signs or verbal orders of his master, and often of his own accord. He did no injury to any person. He even approached company with circumspection and presented himself as if he wanted to be caressed.
Page 25 - What is one great reason that tobacco should not be need t to her acquaintance this filthy weed ; for those who use it are daily losing that saliva which ought to be saved for the mastication of their food. 48. Man has only one stomach, and this is all he needs in the digestion of his food, and in preparing it for blood ; but we see that different animals require and have different stomachs : some two, three, or four, as the occasion may require. 49. Lobsters and crabs have a very singular stomach....
Page 54 - Fontana, the master workman, had forbidden all talking, and they now stood holding upon the tackles, so silently, you might have heard a whisper. " Suddenly an English sailor cried out,
Page 53 - ... cut of the arm, and also the manner in which they are joined to the arm. 68. Dr. Alcott relates a very interesting fact to illustrate the action of the muscles, as follows : " In front of St. Peter's church, at Rome, stands an obelisk, or pyramid, of red Egyptian granite, one hundred and twenty-four feet high. It was brought from Egypt to Rome, by order of the Roman emperor Caligula, where it...
Page 89 - A cat frequented a closet, the door of which was fastened by a common iron latch. A window was situated near the door. When the door was shut, the cat gave herself no uneasiness ; for...
Page 91 - In Delhi, an elephant, passing along the streets, put his trunk into a tailor's shop, where several people were at work; one of them pricked the end of it with a needle ; the beast passed on, but, in the next dirty puddle, filled his trunk with water, returned to the shop, and, spurting every drop among the people who had offended him, spoiled their work.
Page 54 - They erected a pedestal or foot-piece, shaped like four lions, for it to rest on ; and by means of powerful machines, and many strong ropes and tackles, they placed the bottom of it on the pedestal. Then they began with their machinery to raise it. But when it was nearly up, so that it would almost stand, the ropes, it is said, had stretched so much more than the master-workman expected, that it would go no farther.
Page 87 - The grocer's name was Gardner — the distance is certainly above a mile, and through the most crowded part of London. The case of bees is referable to Instinct clearly. Honey-finders in America trace their nests by catching two bees, carrying them to a distance, and letting them fly. Each takes the straight line towards the nest or hive, and by noting these two lines, and finding where they intersect each other, the hive is found. Now the bee is known to have a very confined sphere of vision, from...
Page 6 - Here is the replenishing of the world, here is a new wave of existence. From these little children will be selected our future rulers and judges of the next half century.

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