The Nervous System of the Human Body: As Explained in a Series of Papers Read Before the Royal Society of London with an Appendix of Cases and Consultations on Nervous Diseases
"The more important endowments of life are bestowed upon the Nervous System, which embraces the Brain, the organs of the Senses, and the instruments of Volition. Through it are also communicated the sensibilities which control the instinctive or automatic movements. Thus it governs the actions of volition, as well as those movements which are appropriated to the vital organization. The Nervous System is therefore that part of Anatomy in which are to be discovered not only the different properties of the living fibre, but also the relations of the organs to each other, and the dependence of the muscular system upon those organs. The present volume contains many proofs that, by the advancement of anatomical science, we are enabled to make important practical distinctions; and these give value to that which can never be without interest to a student of nature. All the proofs of design, of relation, of prospective contrivance, which are deduced from the mechanical parts of the animal frame, are as nothing to the instances which the contemplation of the Nervous System affords. The relations to external nature, the sources of enjoyment, the provisions against injuries, the order and symmetry adapted to bestow motion and action, visible in the Nervous System, supply accumulated proofs of benevolence, as well as of divine intelligence, in the construction of our bodies"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
The Nervous System of the Human Body: As Explained in a Series of Papers ...
Sir Charles Bell
No preview available - 2015
action affected anatomy animal appears arise attended body brain branches breathing called cause cheek chest close columns combined common condition consequence continued contraction corresponding course directed disease dissection distinct distribution divided division draw drawn entire excited experiments expression extended extremities eye-ball eye-lids face fact feel fifth nerve fifth pair finger functions ganglion give hand head influence insensible left side lips look lost lower manner matter motion motor mouth move muscles muscular natural necessary neck nervous nostril object observed operation organs origin pain paralysis passing patient performed portio dura posterior present produced proved raise reason relation remained remarkable respiration respiratory nerve right side roots seen sensation sense sensibility seventh spinal marrow spinal nerves surface symptoms tion tongue touch trace turned upper voluntary whilst whole