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Pagina 772 - With all the care that was taken some portions of the mucous membrane have suffered slightly, but in all cases the changes are so slight that we are enabled to speak positively on the points to which reference is made. In the Narwhal, as in other cetaceans, the stomach is of a complex nature, and has been compared by some observers to that of the ruminants. In the present state of our knowledge, however, it is difficult to give any definite opinion on the morphological affinities and relations of...
Pagina 107 - It is hard to find evidence of the power of the personal structure to react upon sexual elements, that is not open to serious objection. That which appears the most trustworthy lies almost wholly in the direction of nerve changes, as shown by the inherited habits of tameness, pointing in dogs, and the results of Dr Brown-Se'quard.
Pagina 688 - These formulas prepare us for working out in detail the practical dynamics of each assemblage, guided by the following statements taken from §§ 18, 16 of " MCM" § 13. Every infinite homogeneous assemblage of Boscovich atoms is in equilibrium. So, therefore, is every finite homogeneous assemblage, provided that extraneous forces be applied to all within influential distance of the frontier, equal to the forces which a homogeneous continuation of the assemblage through influential distance beyond...
Pagina 99 - ... with its parents.* The idea of its being one of direct descent, in the common acceptation of that vague phrase,, is wholly untenable, and is the chief cause why most persons seem perplexed at the appearance of capriciousness in hereditary transmission. The stirp of the child may be considered to have descended directly from a part of the stirps of each of its parents, but then the personal structure of the child is no more than an imperfect representation of his own stirp, and the personal structure...
Pagina 107 - ... most they do so in a very faint degree ; in other words, that acquired modifications are barely if at all inherited, in the correct sense of that word.
Pagina 34 - ... no evidence to show that it is a normal inhabitant of the human alimentary canal, and therefore no proof for the assertion that it is a result of the disease. 3. The means used to introduce the comma bacillus into, and those used to lessen the peristalsis of, the small intestine of the guinea-pig...
Pagina 697 - ... closest packed homogeneous assemblage of given equal and similar ellipsoids, take a tetrahedron of four equal globes. Choose any three mutually perpendicular directions, and, by elongations and shrinkages of the group parallel to these directions, convert each globe into an ellipsoid equal and similar to the given ellipsoid. Every possible configuration of closest homogeneous packing of the given ellipsoids is clearly to be thus found ; and is specified in terms of three independent variables,...
Pagina 10 - Committee was appointed, as in former years, for the purpose of co-operating with the Scottish Meteorological Society in making Meteorological Observations on Ben Nevis.
Pagina 105 - The metaphors suggest that the developing organism has somehow a feeling for history, or that the dead hand of the past is literally upon the present, while our aim must be to get beyond...
Pagina 329 - Hence it is easy to see why urinary calculi consisting of carbonate of lime are of very common occurrence in herbivorous animals. Carbonate of lime also sometimes occurs in human urine with an alkaline reaction, and indeed sometimes, though very rarely, we meet with urinary calculi in the human subject consisting for the most part of carbonate of lime. Prout was the first who made this observation, but similar calculi have been since found by Cooper, Prout, Smith, Gobet, and Fromhery.

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