The Human Body And Its Connexion With Man; Illustrated By The Principal Organs

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The human body and its connexion with man, illustrated by the principal organs

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217331128
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/4/2012
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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CHAPTER II. THE HUMAN LUNG8, Human Life is illustrated by every organ of the body. Each contributes a share to the general vitality. The brains are as the tranquil inward respiring of existence elevated into mind; a life which seems immaterial and motionless, until from the opened head the capacities of organization come to light, and the brain demonstrates that our noblest powers are incarnate, real and progressive. That which is the secret of the brains is the open lesson of the lungs. They live physically and largely the same life which the brains live metaphysically and most minutely. In the running wheel of life the imperceptible motion of the axle is thought; the sweep at the periphery is respiration. The brains give us the free principles of life, and the lungs, its free play in nature. It is this idea of the play of life which is the principal point in our first knowledge of the lungs: it is in the completion of this idea that we must endeavor to bring out their functions. Of all the internal organs, not excepting the heart, the lungs move the most evidently. And as they are the plainest engines in our frames, we must, in that inevitable way from the known to the unknown, reasonperforce from them to other parts, which also are engines, though more difficult to exhibit at work. The nose and mouth are the two doors which open inwards towards the lungs; the nose being the special entrance to the chest, and the mouth, common to the chest and abdomen. The inner door leading to the lungs is the fissure of the glottis, which opens directly into the larynx, a cartilaginous box fitted up with muscles, membranes and other appliances requisite for the articulation of sound. Thelarynx terminates in the windpipe or trachea, a pipe extending from below the middle of the nec...
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