The Human Ear.
Few people realise what a wonderfully delicate structure the human ear really is. That which we ordinarily designate so is after all, only the mere outer porch of a series of winding passages, which, like the lobbies of a great building, lead i'rom the world without to the world within. , Certain of these passages are full of liquid, and their* membranes are stretched; like parchment curtains across the corridor at different places, and can be made to tremble like the head of a drum or the surface of a tambourine when struck with a stick or with the fingers. Between two of these parchment-like curtains a chain of very small bones extend, which serves to tighten or relax these membranes, and to communicate vibrations to them. In the innermost place of all a row of white threads, called nerves, stretch like the strings of a piano from the last point to which the tremblings or thrillings reach and pass inward to the hvnu. A wonderful piece of mechanism,
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The Human Ear., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2478, 30 July 1890
The Human Ear. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2478, 30 July 1890
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