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The Cerebro-Spinal Axis as a Thermal Centre and Water Power

  • B. W. Richardson
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Mr. President and Gentlemen,—Whilst I feel very much honoured by the presence here to-day of the members of the Medico-Psychological Association of Great Britain and Ireland to listen to a paper from me on the “Cerebrospinal Axis as a Thermal Centre and Water Power,” I am, I confess, not a little anxious respecting the result of my labour. I know I stand before a body of listeners who, from their daily avocation as well as from their accomplished training in mental and physical science, form naturally the most critical audience I could address on the subject to be discussed, and this alone is a cause of grave concern. But there is something more before me. I am about to bring forward an entirely new line of research and observation in so elementary a stage that the simplicity of the thesis itself may, at first sight, seem to imperil its âceptance. I must, therefore, with special emphasis, claim, at the onset, your kindest indulgence.

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One of a course of lectures on Experimental and Practical Medicine.

To this sadden expansion is due the sharp pricking pain that comes on under ether spray at the moment of freezing a surface of the body.

An experiment was shown at this point in which phosphorus distributed finely on paper oxidized, and went, spontaneously, into combustion.

Lecture delivered to the members of the Medico-Psychological Association at a meeting of the Association held at 25, Manchester Square, on Thursday, November 19th, 1891, the President, E.B. Whitcombe, Esq., in the chair.

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  • B. W. Richardson
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