By Fritz Hollwich M.D. (auth.)
This e-book was once written to teach that mild is a primal part of existence. All lifestyles originates and develops below the impression of the sunshine of the sunlight, that "super terrestrial usual strength" (Goethe). solar affects the very important techniques now not onlyofthe plant (e. g. , heliotropism, photosynthesis) and the animal (e. g. , colour swap, maturation of the gonads) yet of guy in addition. The human organism too reacts "heliotropically," because the 24 hour rhythm of the sleep-waking cycle demonstrates. of Artists have constantly perceived in actual fact the in depth stimulatory impact sun on their job. One is reminded right here ofCesare Lombroso, who wrote to his daughter "that innovations are available the best great quantity while (my) room is flooded with the sun's rays. " Richard Wagner exclaimed: "Ifonly the solar could pop out, i might have the ranking entire very quickly. " Bernard Shaw had a bit cottage the place he labored that may be became in response to the placement of the solar. The composer Humperdinck wrote: "The solar is essential for my paintings; this is why it can be crucial for me to have my examine face east or south. " As those few examples point out, it truly is notably these lively within the arts who intuitively take hold of the confident impression of solar at the psycho-physical effi ciency in their organism. In an age, even though, whilst fluorescent lights turns evening into day, we're at risk of forgetting that guy is a creature of nature in addition to of culture.
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0005 Percentage changes in metabolic values in urine in 110 cataract patients before (blind) and after (normal sighted) cataract surgery. Postoperatively, there was a rise in the 17-ketosteroid and 17-0H-corticosteroid excretion in the urine as well as a fall in the excretion of calcium, chloride and bilirubin. 02) in the case of the NaiK ratio, and for chloride, bilirubin,17-ketosteroids, and 17-0H-corticosteroids. Shaded bar, before surgery; open bar, after surgery. Fig. 22. c), in studying 360 visually impaired patients (220 of them virtually blind) in comparison with 50 persons with normal vision, found alterations in the electrolyte balance in the form of an adrenal cortical insufficiency: lowered amounts of sodium, chloride, and inorganic phosphate, and a slightly increased potassium level appeared in the serum.
There was only a slight reduction in the amplitudes of diuresis, of sodium, potassium, and corticoid excretion and negligible disturbances during flight. Upon returning, however, immediate restoration of preflight rhythms occurred. From these studies it can be deduced that if the return flight takes place by the next day, the organism continues to operate according to its local time even on long 37 flights involving time changes. The authors do not consider what effect longer stays involving time change have on biologic rhythms.
005 Fig. 21. Percentage changes in metabolic values in the serum of 110 cataract patients before (blind) and after (normal sighted) cataract surgery. Postoperatively, there was a rise in the serum levels of sodium, chloride, phosphate, protein, glucose, and cortisol as well as a faU in the serum levels of potassium, calcium, urea-N, cholesterol, free fatty acids, uric acid, creatinine, and bilirubin. 02) in the case of potassium, cholesterol, free fatty acids, uric acid, bilirubin, glucose and cortisol.
The Influence of Ocular Light Perception on Metabolism in Man and in Animal by Fritz Hollwich M.D. (auth.)