Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Volume 11, Part 1

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Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig
A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797

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Page 317 - ... it with the other eye alone, with equal facility ; but never turned the axes of both eyes on it at the fame time.
Page 204 - ... by the accidental rubbing of the clothes, or by the patient's hands to allay the itching which attends this eruption. A thin scab is then formed at the top of the pock, and the swelling of the other part abates, without its ever being turned into pus, as it is in the small pox.
Page 389 - ... him pass for an oracle in the eyes of the multitude. He appears, moreover, to have been a man of probity, of a meek and tractable spirit, gentle in his manners, pliable and obsequious in his commerce with persons of all ranks and characters, and extremely zealous in promoting practical religion and virtue, which he recommended by his example as well as by his precepts. A man of such talents and dispositions could not fail to attract the admiration of the people, and to gain a great number of...
Page 344 - If the worm (hould not come away in a bundle, but in the form of a thread (which particularly happens when the worm is involved in much tenacious mucus), the patient muft continue to fit upon the...
Page 317 - He turned the pupil of that eye, which was on the same side with the object, in such a direction that the image of the object might fall on that part of the bottom of the eye where the optic nerve enters it. When an object was held directly before him, he turned his head a little to one side, and observed it with but one eye, viz.
Page 330 - ... have no shortness of breath, from which it is totally different. " After it has continued some months, it will not cease so instantaneously upon standing still ; and it will come on, not only when the persons are walking, but when they are lying down, and oblige them to rise up out of their beds every night for many months together; and in one or two very inveterate cases it has been brought on by the motion of a horse or a carriage, and even by swallowing, coughing, going to stool, or speaking,...
Page 107 - ... awake bathed in sweat, and in a great measure free from complaint. " I have always observed that the effects of opium are more uniform and constant in intermitting fevers than in most other diseases, and are then more quick and sensible than those of most other medicines. An opiate thus given, soon after the commencement of the hot fit, by abating the violence and lessening the duration of the fever, preserves the constitution in a great measure uninjured. Since I have used opium in agues, a...
Page 386 - Jesuits have been since that happy and glorious period the very soul of the hierarchy, the engines of the state, the secret springs of all the motions of the one and the other, and the authors and directors of every great and important event, both in the religious and political world.
Page 170 - ... patients will safely bear : but if the intervals between the bleedings, and the whole of the time during which the bleedings have been employed, have been long, the quantity taken, upon the whole, may be greater. When a large quantity of blood has been already taken from the arm, and when it is doubtful if more can with safety be drawn in that manner, some blood may still be taken by cupping and scarifying.
Page 394 - Hapiburg was indebted for its firft elevation. Since the boundaries of the two powers have been more accurately afcertained, and the temporal has fo much got the better of the fpiritual, the power and influence of the...

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