ERASMUS DARWIN,. ON HIS WORK INTITLED. ZOONOMIA. By DE^HURSr BILSBORROM-^. Hail to the Bard! wlio fung, from Chaos hurl’d. How funs and. Zoonomia; or, The Laws of Organic Life: Erasmus Darwin: Influence and later works: historians celebrate Darwin for his Zoonomia (or The Laws of Organic Life. Vol. 2 contains parts II and III: A catalogue of diseases distributed into natural classes according to their proximate causes, with their subsequent orders.

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Of the Organ of Hearing. Of Smell and of Taste. Of the Sense of Heat. Of the Sense of Extension. Their Contracts of Marriage. The Construction of their Nests.

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Account of the Absorbent System. The Phaenomena of the Diabetes explained, and of some Darein. The Phaenomena of Dropsies explained.

Anasarca of the Lungs. Translations of Matter, of Chyle, of Milk, of Urine.

Operation of purging Drugs applied externally. Circumstances by which the Fluids, that are effused by the retro grade Motions of the absorbent Vessels, are distinguished. Zoono,ia Motions of Vegetable Juices.

The Causes which induce the retrograde Motions of animal Vessels; and the Medicines by which the natural Motions are restored. The Temperament of decreased Irritability.

Zoonomia; or, The Laws of Organic Life

The Temperament of increased Voluntarity. The Temperament of increased Association. Activity of the Retina in Vision. A quantity of stimulus somewhat greater than the last mentioned excites the retina into spasmodic action, which ceases and recurs alternately.

The retina after having been excited into action by a stimulus some what greater than the last mentioned falls into various successive spasmodic actions. The retina, after having been excited into action by a stimulus some what greater than the last mentioned, falls into a fixed spasmodic action, which continues for some days.


A quantity of stimulus greater than the preceding induces a temporary paralysis of the organ of vision. Of direct and inverse spectra existing at the same time; of reciprocal direct spectra; of a combination of direct and inverse spectra; of a spectral halo; rules to pre-determine the colours of spectra.

Zoonomia; Or, the Laws of Organic Life, Vol. I by Erasmus Darwin

Variation and vivacity of the spectra occasioned by extraneous light. Variation of spectra in respect to number, and figure, and remission. Variation of spectra in respect to brilliancy; the visibility of the circu lation of the blood in the eye. Variation of spectra in respect to distinctness and size; with a new way of magnifying objects.

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