A Dissertation on the Influence of the Passions Upon Disorders of the Body: Being the Essay to which the Fothergillian Medal was Adjudged

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C. Dilly, 1788 - 105 pages

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Page xii - And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him : and they wept.
Page 86 - The effect of the delusion was truly astonishing ; for many were quickly and perfectly recovered. Such as had not moved their limbs for a month before, were seen walking the streets sound, straight, and whole. They boasted of their cure by the Prince's remedy.
Page 11 - He had no sooner brought his men to the engagement, but finding himself utterly spent, he was again replaced in his litter, where, laying his finger on his mouth, to enjoin secrecy to his officers who stood about him, he died a few moments after, in that posture.
Page 86 - Three small phials of medicine were given to each physician, not enough for the recovery of two patients. It was publicly given out that three or four drops were sufficient to impart a healing virtue to a gallon of liquor.
Page 85 - On the llth of February, 1744, the day we engaged the combined fleets of France and Spain, we had not above four or five but what were at their fighting quarters.
Page 84 - Indeed it was most remarkable, in all our reiterated experience of this malady, that whatever discouraged our people, or at any time damped their hopes, never failed to add new vigour to the distemper; for it usually killed those who were in the last stages of it, and confined those to their hammocks who were before capable of some kind of duty...
Page 85 - Among other misfortunes, the scurvy made its appearance, and carried off great numbers. This, added to other calamities, induced the garrison to incline towards a surrender of the place, when the Prince of Orange, anxious to prevent its loss, and unable to relieve the garrison, contrived, however, to introduce letters to the men promising them the most speedy assistance.
Page x - ... cultivate an acquaintance with the anatomy of the mind, as well as that of the body.
Page xii - What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
Page 17 - Griffon. longer duration. Grief diminishes the bodily strength in general, and particularly the force of the heart and circulation ; as appears by the frequent sighs and deep respirations which attend it, which seem to be necessary exertions, in order to promote the passage of the blood through the lungs. It diminishes...

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