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It is essential that the patient on whom the examination is t...
The Inward And The Outward Current
I have already said that when the conducting-cords are of equ...
Fruits And Vegetables
The Special Uses of Fruits and Vegetables. We come now to t...
The Ammonium Carbonicum
recommended by Peart, has been considered by many as a specif...
MOST mothers know that it is better for the baby to p...
Conditions Causing Change In Blood Pressure
Woolley [Footnote: Woolley, P. G.: Factors Governing Vascular...
After a fall from a height, where there is no apparent outward...
HOW to live at peace with others is a problem which, if pract...
In every person there is a certain amount only of force which i...
After a fright, or some very trying experience, some part of t...
Breathing And Bronchia
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The dilatation of cicatricial stenosis of the esophagus can ...
This frequent and distressing trouble is to be traced to a sta...
For infants who cannot be nursed at the breast, cows' milk in ...
This peculiar burning and distressed feeling at the stomach d...
Frictions With Lard
were used already by Caelius Aurelianus, and recently re-intr...
The Tired Emphasis
"I AM so tired, so tired--I go to bed tired, I get up...
All too many of my cases are what I privately refer to as oni...
This is chiefly observed in children. The most frequently en...
Gabriel Tucker modified the regular side-curved forceps by a...
The Lower Animals
Category: FIRST PRINCIPLES.
Source: A Newly Discovered System Of Electrical Medication
It may, by some, be objected that, if we regard sensation as existing
only in the mind, as affirmed above, then we must concede mind to the
lower animal tribes, since they are subjects of consciousness, sensation
and will, as truly as ourselves. I admit this necessity, and
unhesitatingly take the position, as has been already done in the
classification of minds, that the lower animals are in fact endowed with
a something higher and more spiritual than their material bodies or
their animal vitality--something which bears distinguishing
characteristics of mind. I would not, however, be understood to say,
or to imply, that they possess all the characteristics of our minds,
even in a rudimental degree. I do not believe they do. My theory does
not accord to them either reason or immortality. Yet, in respect to the
latter, my views are less decisive, and my utterances usually more
reserved. But I think their minds may, and probably do, perish with
their bodies. Nevertheless, the existence of consciousness, sensation
and will, in any orders, does evidently presuppose some sort of mental
constitution. And such mental structure, in them as well as in us, must
be distinct from and superior to the animal vitality--compelling service
from the latter, and using it as a medium for communicating with the
body, and with the outer world in general.
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