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A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope (Volume 1); But Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the Year 1772, to 1776 (Paperback) Loot Price: R386 Discovery Miles 3 860
A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope (Volume 1); But Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the Year 1772,...
A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope (Volume 1); But Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the Year 1772,...

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A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope (Volume 1); But Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the Year 1772, to 1776 (Paperback)

Anders Sparrman

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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. 1785. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 'j?7s-very well, and had seen the bark of it used by many of July. J sJrsj his countrymen with equal success; but that since his arrival in Africa, he had looked for it in vain. The christians who arm the natives of Madagascar against each other, in order, by bartering afterwards with the conquerors, to recruit their colonies with droves of wretched slaves, must here give me leave to remind them, if not swayed by the consideration of the advantages, which may accrue to mankind, yet at least for the sake of their own interests, a motive in other respects so powerful with them, in some measure to turn their thoughts, and allot a small part of their gains, to the purpose of making useful researches. The Peruvian bark, senega, ophiorhiza, sarsaparilla, quassia, with many other useful remedies, calculated for preserving millions of our species, have not we learned them all from those we call savages? and perhaps might learn still more, if our tyranny had not already, I had almost said, entirely extirpated them, and together with them the fruits of their useful experience. The operation of the bath, and the cures that are here performed by its means, depend, in my opinion, very little on the mineral that is contained in a state of solution in the water; for to do any good in this way, it is forced out too speedily, and by too near passages. The warmth itself, in the degree in which it exists here, hinders the iron from acting as a tonic; and likewise prevents any of the water, by which the body is surrounded, from being absorbed into the vessels, and diluting the humours, 8cc. as these latter evidently flow towards the surface of the body; so that the cures performed here, proceed from nothing else than repeated mutations of the humours by sweating, and j75-' therefor...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Anders Sparrman
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-76823-1
Barcode: 9781150768231
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-76823-1

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