Household Chemistry: Or, Rudiments of the Science Applied to Every-day Life

S. Low, 1854 - 188 Seiten

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Seite 186 - Yet by some such fortuitous liquefaction was mankind taught to procure a body at once in a high degree solid and transparent, which might admit the light of the sun, and exclude the violence of the wind: which might extend the sight of the philosopher to new ranges of existence, and charm. him at one time with the unbounded extent of the material...
Seite 384 - MEDICAL LEXICON ; a Dictionary of Medical Science. Containing a concise explanation of the various subjects and terms of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Hygiene, Therapeutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Obstetrics, Medical Jurisprudence, and Dentistry.
Seite 384 - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHEMISTRY, •° PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL : Embracing its application to the Arts, Metallurgy, Mineralogy, Geology, Medicine, and Pharmacy. By JAMES C. BOOTH, Melter and Refiner in the United States Mint, Professor of Applied Chemistry in the Franklin Institute, etc., assisted by CAMPBELL MORFIT, author of "Chemical Manipulations,
Seite 121 - On the other hand, when the labourer earns by his work less than is required to provide the amount of food which is indispensable in order to restore fully his working power, an unyielding, inexorable law or necessity compels him to have recourse to spirits. He must work, but in consequence of insufficient food, a certain portion of his working power is daily wanting. Spirits, by their action on the nerves, enable him to make up the deficient power at the expense of Ms body, to consume to day that...
Seite 76 - ... in order to dry off any superfluous moisture. They remain for a very short time exposed in this manner, generally from one to two hours ; this, however, depends much upon the state of the weather. In the mean time the roasting-pans have been heated with a brisk wood-fire.
Seite 43 - I have frequently taken one of these bladders, and pricking a hole therein with a pin, and compressing gently the bladder, near the flame of a candle till it once took fire, it would then continue flaming till all the spirit was compressed out of the bladder...
Seite 115 - In no part of Germany do the apothecaries' establishments bring so low a price as in the rich cities on the Rhine ; for there wine is the universal medicine for the healthy as well as the sick, it is considered as milk for the aged (see Appendix).
Seite 186 - ... of nature, and succour old age with subsidiary sight. Thus was the first artificer in glass employed, though without his own knowledge or expectation. He was facilitating and prolonging the enjoyment of light, enlarging the avenues of science, and conferring the highest and most lasting pleasures ; he was enabling the student to contemplate nature, and the beauty to behold herself.
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