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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. It is, perhaps, not far removed from our proper texture and object to remark that a person of feeble bone indolent habits, has the smooth, thin, and light ; but that nature, solicitous for our safety in a manner that we could not anticipate, combines with the muscular frame a dense and perfect texture powerful where every spine and tubercle is completely And thus the inert and mechanical prodeveloped.
33 And the sense of touch does not only determine size, shape, and pressure ; it alone of all the senses can appreciate differences of temperature, heat and cold. The two louch ana temperature. great senses, therefore, which reside in In are those of touch and of temperature. touching a body we employ the organs best adapted for the purpose, namely the hands ; and we can re- tne gkj n cognise the object touched with closed eyes, with more or less certainty; in the hands this power is very perfect, and is the more perfect the nearer we approach to the tips of the fingers, sensitive.
24 f9 -. organ^f-dil mind - wisest of all saying that it is because man is the animals that he has been given hands; and in this view of the case Galen concurs. 6 The hand is essentially the organ of the mind, the medium whereby "We its first expression, and the instrument promptings are carried into execution. of see its the hand," says Sir Charles Bell, " ministering to man's necessities and sustaining the life of the individual ; in a second stage of his proof society, gress, we see it adapted to the wants when man becomes a labourer and an artificer ; in a more advanced, science is brought in aid of mechanical ingenuity, and the elements which seem adverse to the progress of society become the means conducing to it.