John Muir


[Daniel H. Muir]


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for me to smell & asked me if I did not feel these vapors go tickling & tingling downward rather than upward I admitted that the stomach was the great centre of gravity - the recover & dispenser of our daily bread to all the other organs. At once master & store house of the com[illegible]ssary department but that the brain was more than a watch man over its dispensations Well I suppose now you are saying that this is a mixing a has[illegible] of medical questions without any law or science Perhaps it is better to have your knowledge of medicine meas- ured & weighed, but [push?] is all I can give you. the room is full of noisy people, suffering from the most malignant & loudest forms of lingual disease some are narrating thrilling stomach stir- ing [illegible] adventures with Piute Ute Indians. Others are trading horses, making [illegible], & courting the ladies [illegible] [illegible]. Therefore[3]


Near La Grange, [Calif. ]

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[1869] Nov 15


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