The Temperaments; Or, The Varieties Of Physical Constitution In Man, Considered In Their Relations…

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byDaniel Harrison Jacques

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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.1878 Excerpt: ... XVI. TEMPERAMENT IN THE LOWER ANIMALS. We find, in the lower animals--at least in such of them as we purpose to include in this sketch--the same grand systems of organs as in man--the locomotive or mechanical system; the Vital or nutritive system; and the Mental or nervous system. These are combined in different proportions, in the different species of animals, and to a limited extent in different individuals of the same species. The lower animals may, therefore, be said to have the same Temperaments as are found in the human family, or, at least, to have the capacity for the same mixing or tempering of the constitution with the three primitive elements--Motive, Vital, and Mental. I.--Temperament In Wild Animals (Figs. 108 to 115). In speaking of the savage races we have had occasion to remark that there is a degree of uniformity in Temperament not found among civilized peoples, nearly all the individuals of the same race having a similar constitution. Among wild animals this uniformity is almost perfect. Every tiger (Fig. 112) has the Bilious-Motive Temperament, though there may be individual differences in the strength of its devel opment; every opossum has the Vital Temperament, and every deer (Fig. 113) the Mental or Nervous Temperament. When we come to speak of the common domestic animals, we shall see that the case is quite different. Man has here interfered with the regular working of natural laws, causing many modifications of the most singular and interesting character in the original Temperament and configuration of the horse, the ox, the sheep, etc. The law in such cases seems to be that the higher the organization and the greater the culture, the more numerous and wider the individual differences. The lion (Fig. 108), the wolf (Fig. no), and the...

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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.1878 Excerpt: ... XVI. TEMPERAMENT IN THE LOWER ANIMALS. We find, in the lower animals--at least in such of them as we purpose to include in this ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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