LECTURES ON THE FUNCTION AND DISEASES OF THE WOMB,

1840 The Lancet  
752 is reason to believe that their efficient cause of action, whatever it may be, emanates from the blood itself. Let us then, Gentlemen, dispense with the hypothetical part of the medical reasonings of the present day, and confine ourselves, for practical purposes, to the facts. I am quite satisfied, that so far as the theory of respiration goes, this course will be found of great value in the sick chamber. Let us study and impress upon our minds the indispensable relations of blood and air
more » ... of blood and air for the health and vigour of the animal economy, for the due performance of nutrition, secretion, and all our complicated nervous, muscular, and intellectual powers. A due regard to this part of the physiology of the blood would establish some of the most correct principles of hygiene and therapeutics. Corrigenda.-Page 685, line 11, for 839, read 913 ; line 12, for 852, read 903.
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