Sir Thomas Browne's Works (volume 4); Including His Life And Correspondence

Paperback | January 11, 2012

bySir Thomas Browne

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... [Experiments on Animals."] Observe how purges and narcotics, aloe and opium, do work with other animals; in what quantity purges work well with hawks; whether they will with hens, and birds with craws and gizzards; what they will do with herons and cormorants, that seem to have but one gut, what they will do with fishes, as a pickerel or carp or eel. Three grains of opium works strongly upon a dog. Observe how much will take place with a horse, which subsisteth with little sleep. Fishes are quickly intoxicated with baits; in what quantity with opium? What quantity will take, in birds and animals with little heads? From two grains unto five we have given unto a cockerel, without any discernible sopition. Observe what place it will take in birds without craws; where, falling into the maw, the heat may quicklier liquate it. Four unto a crow, without visible effect. Six and eight unto dogs, making them dull, not profoundly to sleep. Ten grains of aloe given unto a cock, produce bloody excretions, carrying off the mucus of the guts; which in birds are tender, and might be employed in puddings. Five grains we have also given unto turkeys without effect of sleep; four unto a crow, and as much unto cocks and hens. Two grains given a pickerel, above a quarter long; died in twelve hours, stooled not; another, who had nothing given, survived. Six grains of white hellebore given unto a young quail produced vertigo, but it survived. Ten of black hellebore unto another produced no sensible alteration, but only frequent ejections or mutings. We entered a mole, a toad, and a viper, in one glass: within half an hour the mole eat up half the viper, leaving the tail and harder parts; destroyed the toad, eat part of the entrails; died the next day; which I imputed not unto eating s...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... [Experiments on Animals."] Observe how purges and narcotics, aloe and opium, do work with other animals; in what quantity purges work...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217991386

ISBN - 13:9780217991384

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