First Book in Physiology: For the Use of Schools and Families. Intended as Introductory to the Larger Work by the Same Author

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Sheldon and Company, publishers, 1872 - 191 pages

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Page 112 - BO many different bones, instead of being one solid, tight box. If a blow be received on the head, these bones give a little upon each other, as it is expressed, and so they are not often broken. They give more in the child than in the adult, because, besides being less brittle, they are less tightly put together. It is well that it is so ; for if it were not, the skull would often be fractured, in the frequent falls which the child has. 9. The bones on the top of the head are fastened together by...

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