On The Use And Abuse Of Alcoholic Liquors, In Health And Disease, Prize Essay

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byWilliam Benjamin Carpenter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER H. DOES PHYSIOLOGY OE EXPERIENCE TEACH US THAT ALCOHOLIC LIQUOES SHOULD FOBM PAST OF THE OBDINABY SUSTENANCE OF MAN, PAETICULAELY UNDEE CIBCUMSTANCES OF EXPOSUEE TO SEVEEE LABOUR, OE TO EXTEEME8 OF TEMPEBATUEE? OE, ON THE OTHEE HAND, IS THEEE SEASON FOE BELIEVING THAT SUCH USE OF THEM IS NOT SANCTIONED BY THE PEINCIPLES OF SCIENCE, OE BT THE EESULTS OF PEACTICAL OBSEEVATION? The reply to this question will be best furnished, in the opinion of the writer, by considering seriatim how far science and experience lead to the belief, that the use of Alcoholic Liquors is advantageous, as fitting the system for the better endurance,--1st, Of severe bodily exertion;--2nd, Of severe mental exertion;--3rd, Of extreme cold;--4th, Of extreme heat;--5th, Of morbific agencies. From the results of these enquiries it will be found not difficult to draw deductions as to the propriety, or otherwise, of making Alcoholic Liquors form part of the sustenance of Man under ordinary circumstances. I.--ENDURANCE OF BODILY EXEBTION. 84. All bodily exertion is performed by the instrumentality of the muscular apparatus, which is called into play by the agency of the nervous system. It is requisite, therefore, that we should begin by enquiring into the conditions under which their powers are respectively put forth; and the following may be stated as fundamental positions, in which all the most eminent Physiologists are now agreed. I. Both the Nervous and Muscular systems require, for the energetic development and due maintenance of their respective powers, that their tissues should be adequately supplied with the Materials of growth and regeneration; whereby they shall be able to repair the effects of the loss, which every exercise of their vital endowments involves; and also t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER H. DOES PHYSIOLOGY OE EXPERIENCE TEACH US THAT ALCOHOLIC LIQUOES SHOULD FOBM PAST OF THE OBDINABY SUSTENANCE OF MAN, P...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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