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Image from web page 33 of “The body and its ailments: a handbook of familiar directions for care and medical aid in the much more usual complaints and injuries” (1876)

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Image from page 33 of “The body and its ailments: a handbook of familiar directions for care and medical aid in the much more usual complaints and injuries” (1876)
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Title: The body and its ailments: a handbook of familiar directions for care and health-related aid in the far more usual complaints and injuries
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Napheys, George H. (George Henry), 1842-1876
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Publisher: Philadelphia, H. C. Watts &amp co.

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hy vascular appearance of that of a fair-complexioned Euro-pean, The artificial colors imparted to the skin by tattooing, sofrequently seen amongst sailors, and of which such curious and oftenvery sophisticated examples are identified among the South Sea Islanders,are indelible, residing as they do in the true skin, and can only beremoved by the destruction of the part. They may possibly, even so, beconcealed, for a time at least, by pricking in over the marks a finerouge of the precise color of the skin, repeating the operation whennecessary. Hairs are identified upon practically every portion of the surface of thebody, except the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. Ahair is composed of a bulb or root, which is the part imbedded in theskin of a shaft, which is the totally free portion and of a point. In figure2, there is shown the inside of a hair, by which it will be observed to bea delicate tube. The minute canal there pictured is filled with air.The walls of the hair tube are double, the outer coat consisting of3*

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30 Structure and Action of the Physique. flat scales, the inner coat of cells which include the coloring matter. The surface of each and every hair is as a result covered by minute scales, like 2 these of a fish. They overlap every single other from root to point, which is the cause that a hair, when drawn via the fingers from the root to the point, feels smooth, but rough when drawn from point to root. The number of the hairs on a healthy head have been calculated to be more than a hundred thousand. The hair of the head grows at the rate of about eight or ten inches a year. The influence of the mind upon the colour and development of the hair of the head is well recognized, fear, anxiety, and dismal emotions weakening it and turning it gray. Typically, the alter in colour is gradual, but genuine situations are on record of theInsideofahair. hair turnmg gray in a single nigllt A tedious night indeed, that tends to make a young man old, The topic of hair washes and tonics will occupy us in theirproper location, in accordance with

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Image from page 255 of “Familiar life in field and forest the animals, birds, frogs, and salamanders” (1898)

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Title: Familiar life in field and forest the animals, birds, frogs, and salamanders
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Mathews, F. Schuyler (Ferdinand Schuyler), 1854-1938 Underwood, William Lyman, phot
Subjects: Zoology
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and business

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s is drastically overbalancedmice and in-stroys. by the quantity ofsects which he de-His depredationsare consequently insignifi-cant compared withthe havoc he makesamong the houses ofcreatures injurious tothe farm. Beetles, mice,and even rats, he hunts withceaseless activity throughout all hoursof the evening, and it is not possible toestimate the extent of his services in thisdirection. But he is omnivorous, like the bear he feeds on mice, rats, moles, turtles, toads, frogs, fish, insects, nuts, fruit,* corn, birds and their eggs, and often poultry. He is abroad at all hours of the night, and frequently on cloudy days. There is no question about the abundance of life * Dr. Abbott tells of a coon he when saw in a tree whose monthwas apparently reeking with gore, but upon a closer view of theanimal and his environment he found that he had been indulginghis taste for wild grapes. The tree was draped with the vines,and the coon had liberally helped himself to the ripe fruit, whichhad stained his jaws red.

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TheRaccoon 204 FAMILIAR LIFE IN FIELD AND FOREST. in the woods and fields there are evidences of it inevery path when we are strolling via thecountry highways and byways. It only needs awatchful eye to discern the unmistakable traces ofcreatures, both excellent and tiny, at our feet, withinreach of our hands, and more than our heads. I do notallude now to the ubiquitous toad, the occasionalsnake, the familiar squirrel, and the nevertheless a lot more famil-iar sparrow : these are often in proof. But thewoodchucks hole is not far off, if we will look for itthe salamanders tracks are traced in the sand aroundevery other stone on the margin of the brook, themarks of the porcupines teeth are on the corner ofthe woodshed, the tattooing of the sap sucker deco-rates the trunk of the apple tree, the wTeasels property isunder the decaying log, the fox leaves feathers andbony relics at the threshold of his burrow, the raccoonleaves his footprints in the muddy margin of thepond, the turtle trails a curiou

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