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. 1869 Excerpt: ... become, like their predecessors, flattened and scale-like (fig. 102). It is by this process of production from beneath, to make up for the ...Read MoreThis 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. 1869 Excerpt: ... become, like their predecessors, flattened and scale-like (fig. 102). It is by this process of production from beneath, to make up for the waste at the surface, that the growth of the cuticle is effected. The thickness of the epidermis on different portions of the skin is directly proportioned to the friction, pressure, and other sources of injury to which it is exposed; and the more it is subjected to such injury, within certain limits, Fig. 102. Skin of the negro, in a vertical section, magnified 250 diameters, a, a, cutaneous papilhe; b, undermost and dark coloured layer of oblong vertical epidcnuis-eells; c, mucous or Malpighian layer; d, horny layer (from Sharpey). the more does it grow, and the thicker and more horny does it become; for it serves as well to protect the sensitive and vascular cutis from injury from without, as to limit the evaporation of fluid from the blood-vessels. The adaptation of the epidermis to the latter purposes may be well shown by exposing to the air two dead hands or feet, of which one has its epidermis perfect, and the other is deprived of it; in a day, the skin of the latter will become brown, dry, and horn-like, while that of the former will almost retain its natural moisture. Cutis vera.--The corium or cutis, which rests upon a layer of adipose and cellular tissue of varying thickness, is a dense and tough, but yielding and highly elastic structure, composed of fasciculi of fibro-cellular tissue, interwoven in all directions, and forming, by their interlacements, numerous spaces or areolae. These areola are large in the deeper layers of the cutis, and are there usually filled with little masses of fat (fig. 105): but, in the more superficial parts, they are exceedingly small or entirely obliterated. By means of its tou...Read Less
New. 401 pages. Reprinted from 1888 edition. New 2013 edition in PAPERBACK is SEWN PERFECT BOUND, much more durable than a standard paperback. This is a quality reprint of an old book of historical value. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This is an exact/strict reproduction of text, no changes has been made in respect to the original text. A lot of effort has been made to check and improve each page/scan manually for its quality of text and illustrations (if any, are in b/w). Folded illustrations, if any, are not included in the book. This is not a retyped or an ocr'd book. Index, contents, etc, if any in the original book, are included. This item is printed on demand using good quality natural shade paper. The title of the book, on the cover, is in gold lettering.
New. 411 pages. ReInk Books reprint from the 1888 edition. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper. (Original publisher: W. Wood & Co. )
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1869 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Hand-Book Of Physiology. Kirkes, William Senhouse. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Hand-Book Of Physiology. Kirkes, William Senhouse. London: James Walton, 1869. Subject: Physiology.
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