|There was once a shepherd-boy who kept his flock at a little distance from the village. Once he thought he would play a trick on the villagers and have some fun at their expense. So he ran toward the village crying out, with all his might,-- ... Read more of THE BOY WHO CRIED "WOLF!" at Children Stories.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesNerve Shock
After a fright, or some very trying experience, some part of t...
Soaping The Head
See Head, Soaping. ...
The Distinctive Diagnosis Between External And Internal Inguinal Herniae The Taxis The Seat Of Stricture And The Operation
A comparison of the relative position of these two varieties ...
See Boil. ...
Of Inflammation Of The Knee
Servant women, I suspect from much kneeling in scouring stair...
The Throat Should Be Covered With A Wet Compress I E A Piece Of
linen four to eightfold, according to its original thickness, d...
A very useful and comparatively safe method is illustrated i...
The Journey Down The Food Tube
The Flow of Saliva and Appetite Juice. We are now ready to st...
Is a disease springing from disordered digestion, and caused s...
Fever Scarlet Or Scarlatina
As a first precaution, when an epidemic of this exists, childr...
Rapid Relief From Colon Cleansing
During fasting the liver is hard at work processing toxins re...
Cramp In The Limbs
The treatment of this is to apply cold cloths to the roots of ...
_Erysipelas_ being commonly the reflexion of an internal dise...
Mechanical Effect Of Each Pole
The mechanical effect of the forward end of the current, or t...
Auricular Fibrillation Treatment
The condition may be stopped by relieving the heart and circu...
How To Sew Easily
IT is a common saying that we should let our heads sa...
See Whooping Cough. ...
Purple Spots On Skin
These arise first as small swellings. The swellings fall, and ...
Like any other muscular tissue, the heart hypertrophies whe...
acts favorably on cancers, and is a specific when applied to ...
Category: FIRST PRINCIPLES.
Source: A Newly Discovered System Of Electrical Medication
It may be proper, in this place, to spend a few words upon electrical
polarization in general.
Electrical polarity may be defined as a characteristic of the electric
or magnetic fluid, by virtue of which its opposite qualities, as those
of attraction and repulsion towards the same object, are manifested
in opposite parts of the electric or magnetic body. These opposite parts
are called the poles of the body, as the positive and negative
poles. The difference between the positive and negative poles is
believed to be that of plus and minus--plus being positive and minus
negative. This is the Franklinian view, and, if I mistake not, is the
one most in favor with men of science at the present day. This view
supposes that the electricity or magnetism arranges itself in maximum
quantity and intensity at the one extremity or pole of the magnetized
body, and in minimum quantity and intensity at the opposite extremity
or pole; and that, between these points--the maximum and the
minimum--the fluid is distributed, in respect to quantity and intensity,
upon a scale of regular graduation from the one to the other. The idea
may be represented by a line, commencing in a point at the one end,
and extending, with regularly increasing breadth, to the other end. The
larger end would represent the positive pole, and the smaller, the
negative pole. Or perhaps a better representation of the magnet would be
a line of equal breadth from end to end, but having the one end white,
or slightly tinted, say, with red, and the color gradually and
regularly increasing in strength to the other end, where it becomes a
deep scarlet. Let the coloring-matter represent the magnetism in the
body charged, and we have the magnet illustrated in its polarization:
the deep-red end is the positive pole, and the white or faintly-colored
end is the negative pole.
It is a law of polarization that the positive poles of different magnets
repel each other, and the negative poles repel each other; while
positive and negative poles attract each other. The same law of
polarization rules in electric or magnetic currents as in magnets at
Next: The Electric Circuit
Previous: Dr Jerome Kidder's Electro-magnetic Machine