Proceedings of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London


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Side 59 - High as man is placed above the creatures around him, there is a higher and far more exalted position within his view; and the ways are infinite in which he occupies his thoughts about the fears, or hopes, or expectations of a future life. I believe that the truth of that future cannot be brought to his knowledge by any exertion of his mental powers, however exalted 208 they may be; that it is made known to him by other teaching than his own, and is received through simple belief of the testimony...
Side 48 - That life then, or the assemblage of all the functions, is immediately dependent on organization, appears to me. physiologically speaking, as clear as that the presence of the sun above the horizon causes the light of day; and to suppose that we could have light without that luminary, would not be more unreasonable than to conceive that life is independent of the animal body, in which the vital phenomena are observed.
Side 59 - the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead...
Side 54 - Pepys, what am I to do, here is a letter from a young man named Faraday; he has been attending my lectures, and wants me to give him employment at the Royal Institution. What can I do?" "Do?" replied Pepys, "put him to wash bottles; if he is good for anything he will do it directly, if he refuses he is good for nothing.
Side 52 - WHEN the last sunshine of expiring day In summer's twilight weeps itself away, Who hath not felt the softness of the hour Sink on the heart, as dew along the flower? With a pure feeling which absorbs and awes While nature makes that melancholy pause, Her breathing moment on the bridge where Time Of light and darkness forms an arch sublime.
Side 57 - I will simply express my strong belief that that point of self-education which consists in teaching the mind to resist its desires and inclinations until they are proved to be right, is the most important of all, not only in things of natural philosophy, but iu every department of daily life.
Side 159 - Solly, for the able and efficient manner in which he has presided over the meetings of the Society during his term of office...
Side 54 - Do not suppose that I was a very deep thinker, or was marked as a precocious person. I was a very lively imaginative person, and could believe in the Arabian Nights as easily as in the Encyclopedia.
Side 367 - ... met with. 4. That when jaundice occurs, it almost always precedes the xanthelasmic patches. 5. That the form of jaundice is peculiar, the skin becoming of an olive-brown, or almost black tint, rather than yellow, and the color being remarkable for its long persistence. 6. That the enlargement of the liver may be very great, and that it may subside, and the patient regain good health.
Side 58 - Seven and thirty years have passed since the discovery of magneto-electricity; but, if we except the extra current, until quite recently nothing of moment was added to the subject. Faraday entertained the opinion that the discoverer of a great law or principle had a right to the "spoils...

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