Liver, the Great Purifying Organ of the Body; Its Importance to Health; and the Extreme Frequency of Its Disorder to Which Are Added Some
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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... Chap. I. Of the Blood in relation to Life and Health; and of its purification by the Liver. ILtfe, without entering into any refinement of detail, may be said to be the sum total or final result of the action of the heart and of the several organs of which the body is composed. And health, which may be defined, the normal or natural condition of life, may in like manner be said to be the sum of those actions, operating in the proper degree, or rightly performed, and in harmony with each other. To the action of the heart and the various other organs, in fulfilment of the respective functions of each--whether it be of the stomach in the digestion of food--of the heart in the circulation of the blood--of the liver and kidneys in its purification--of the lungs in the blood's aeration--or of the brain in mental operation or in the distribution of the nervous power--the primary element required, the actuating power of the whole, is the blood--the pabulum or fountain-stream of life. And hence the fact, that the vital organs, or those most essential to life, are all concerned in some way in the formation, circulation, purification, and endowments of the blood--the fons et origo vitae. Pure and ivell constituted blood, is obviously, therefore, the primary element of health--its basis or chief requirement. And as the liver is the principal purifying organ of the blood, and has also much to do with its constitution or the assimilation and conversion of food into blood, --the multitude of diseases and derangements of health, which necessarily flow out of, or are associated with, disorder of the liver or the imperfect performance of its functions, will be apparent to all, who will give the subject due consideration. There are other circumstances too, which we...