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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Zoonomia: or, the laws of organic life. By Erasmus Darwin, [pt.1]

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Pre-Darwinian publications in evolutionary biology books. 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.

Variation of spectra in respect to number, and figure, and remission. Circumstances by which the Fluids, that are effused by the retro grade Motions of the absorbent Vessels, are distinguished. Shall we then say that the vegetable living filament was originally different from that of each tribe of animals above described? Of Stimulus greater than natural. He stated, “[F]rom their first rudiment, or primordium, to the termination of their lives, all animals undergo perpetual transformations; which are in part produced by their own exertions in consequence of their desires and aversions, of their pleasures and their pains, or of irritations, or of associations; and many of these acquired forms or propensities are transmitted to their posterity.


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Zoonomia; or, The Laws of Organic Life

The Phaenomena of the Diabetes explained, and of some Diarrhoeas. The Temperament of increased Voluntarity.

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Views Read Edit View history. Account of the Absorbent System. The Causes which induce the retrograde Motions of animal Vessels; and the Medicines by which the natural Motions are restored.

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Of Stimulus less than natural. The Temperament of increased Association.

A quantity of stimulus somewhat greater than the last mentioned excites the retina into spasmodic action, which ceases and recurs alternately. Of the Sense of touch. Retrograde Motions of Vegetable Juices.


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Variation of spectra in respect to distinctness and size; with a new way of magnifying objects. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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The American Naturalist Of the Organ of Hearing. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat The Phaenomena of Dropsies explained. From thus meditating on the great similarity of the structure of the warm-blooded animals, and at the same time of the great changes they undergo both before and after their nativity; and by considering in how minute a proportion of time many of the changes of animals above described have been produced; would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of years Anasarca of the Lungs.

Of Smell and of Taste. Cure of decreased Exertion. Darwinism, Philosophy, and Experimental Biology.