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An Essay on the Deaf and Dumb; Showing the Necessity of Medical Treatment in Early Infancy. with Observations on Congenital Deafness (Paperback) Loot Price: R412
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An Essay on the Deaf and Dumb; Showing the Necessity of Medical Treatment in Early Infancy. with Observations on Congenital...

An Essay on the Deaf and Dumb; Showing the Necessity of Medical Treatment in Early Infancy. with Observations on Congenital Deafness (Paperback)

John Harrison Curtis

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Loot Price R412 Discovery Miles 4 120

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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. 1829 Excerpt: ... medium of communication between the different parts of the nervous system; the second supposes that this transmission is effected by means of the vibrations or oscillations of the particles of the nervous matter itself; while thethird ascribes the action of the nerves to the operation of electricity. For our knowledge of the chemical composition of nervous matter we are indebted, in the first instance, ] to Thouret; and Fourcroy, who gave us some important information respecting it; and what they left imperfect has been more lately supplied by Vauquelin. HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE ART OF TEACHING THE DEAF AND DUMB TO SPEAK.; This very important art was first contrived by Dr. Wallis, whose versatile talents and industry displayed themselves in so many ways, and gave birth to so many admirable inventions. He has himself given us an account of the method which he practised. Bostock. f It will be amusing, and may not be altogether uninstructive, to the student, to peruse Lemery's account of the chemical analysis of the brain, written about the commencement of the last century. Course cf Chemistry, pp. 506--10. Lemery was an intelligent and industrious experimentalist, to whom the science lies under considerable obligations. J Journ. de Physiques, torn, xxxviii. p. 334. Tho'uret particularly pointed out the circumstance of the little comparative tendency of cerebral matter to undergo decomposition, p. 329. Ann. Chim. torn. xvi. p. 282. Ann. Chim. torn, lxxxi. p. 37. The person on whom he began the trial was Mr. Daniel Whalley, who had once been able to speak, but having lost his hearing when only five years of age, he had gradually, in consequence, left off speaking, and forgotten all language. The task of teaching the deaf person to speak consists...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John Harrison Curtis
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-91490-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-91490-4
Barcode: 9781150914904

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