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A manual of cheirosophy : being a complete practical by by Ed. Heron-Allen ; with full-page and other illustrations

By by Ed. Heron-Allen ; with full-page and other illustrations by Rosamund Brunel Horsley.

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And follow the course of course of the nerve between brain and skin, along which the excitement passes, can be followed anatomically with a certain degree of exactness. A nervous fibre which ends in the skin forms, as far as its union with the spinal cord in a definite part of the skin, tne excitement to the brain. The or brain, a long fine continuous thread. The fibres which terminate in the skin very soon unite in small branches, and finally in thick nerve trunks, before they enter the central organ of the nervous system, but [pracin these tically] in no case do two nervous fibres coalesce We may, therefore, assume that every part of the skin is provided with isolated connections with the centre of the nervous system, which are united there just as telegraph lines unite at a terminus.

Bernstein CHEIROSOPHY. 46 be anatomically connected with the nervous system by means of nerve trunks and nerve fibres. g. t the sensation of light does not is take place in the eye, where there is only an impression of light upon the expanded surface of the optic nerve ; the sensation of light cannot, however, take place in the optic nerve itself, for it merely conveys the fact of the existence of the irritation to the brain], Of all the senses the most perfect is undoubtedly that of Touch, and though it is very greatly assisted by that of Sight, still, the former can dispense with the latter far better than the latter with the former.

Texture of apprehend, be for one moment doubted ; the bone is essentially elastic, and, in examining a human that the irregularities skeleton, it is a recognized fact and prominent ridges found upon the surfaces of the bones are the results of the actions and pressures of the venal superincumbent mass of muscles, nerves, and " This of the use of the promiexplanation plexus. " imof a bone," says Sir Charles Bell, nent ridges parts a new interest to osteology. sir C BeD The anatomist to deduce the ought, from the form of the ridges, motions of the limb and the forces bearing upon the bone.

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