The Influence of Tropical Climates on European Constitutions: Being a Treatise on the Principal Diseases Incidental to Europeans in the East and West Indies, Mediterranean, and Coast of Africa

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E. Duyckinck, G. Long, 1826 - 416 էջ

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Էջ 287 - Observations on the diseases which prevail in long voyages to hot countries, particularly on those in the East Indies; and on the same diseases as they appear in Great Britain.
Էջ 332 - Mexican oak quiets the alarms of a traveller newly landed at Vera Cruz. Its presence demonstrates to him that he has left behind him the zone so justly dreaded by the people of the north, under which the yellow fever exercises its ravages in New Spain. This inferior limit of oaks warns the colonist who inhabits the central table-land how far he may descend towards the coast, without dread of the mortal disease of the vomito.
Էջ 405 - There is," says Dr. Moseley," " in the inhabitants of hot climates, unless present sickness has an absolute control over the body, a promptitude and bias to pleasure, and an alienation from serious thought and deep reflection. The brilliancy of the skies, and the beauty of the atmosphere, conspire to 'influence the nerves against philosophy and her frigid tenets, and forbid their practice among the children of the sun.
Էջ 393 - S.) some years ago, who was remarkable for his convivial talents and flow of spirits. The first time I happened to be in a large company with him, I attributed his animation and hilarity to the wine, and expected to see them flag, as is usual, when the first effects of the bottle were past off; but I was surprised to find them maintain a uniform level, after many younger heroes had bowed to the rosy god. I now contrived to get near him, and enter into a conversation, when he disclosed the secret,...
Էջ 332 - ... where the most suffocating heat prevails. The admirable order with which different tribes of vegetables rise above one another by strata, as it were, is no where more perceptible than in ascending from the port of Vera Cruz to the table-land of Perote.
Էջ 207 - ... the toes and fingers numbed, as with frost, glazed and rather swelled, and nearly inflexible. The mind is at this time sluggish and slow in apprehension, and the patient appears always half asleep. The soles of the feet and the palms of the hands then crack into fissures, dry, and hard as the parched soil of the country...
Էջ 207 - This is one of the most common, as well as one of the most important machine tools, and one which can be made to serve for a wide variety of operations.
Էջ 185 - Some at this period had some nausea, and retching to vomit, but brought up nothing bilious. In a short time the spasms began to affect the muscles of the thighs, abdomen and thorax, and lastly they passed to those of the arms, hands and fingers; but I never saw, then or afterwards, those of the neck, face or back, at all affected.
Էջ 325 - World, extending itself also to this region of the globe, and mitigating the excess of its fervour. While the negro on the coast of Africa is scorched with unremitting heat, the inhabitant of Peru breathes an air equally mild and temperate, and is perpetually...
Էջ 192 - ... duration. Throughout the first twenty-four hours, nearly all the symptoms of deadly oppression, the cold skin, feeble pulse, vomiting and purging, cramps, thirst and anguish continued undiminished.

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