A SYSTEM OF INSTRUCTION IN THE PRACTICAL USE OF THE BLOWPIPE

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Page 16 - The operation depends upon a little artifice in blowing through the pipe, which is in reality more difficult to describe than to acquire. " The effect intended to be produced is a continual stream of air for many minutes, if necessary, without ceasing. This is done by applying the tongue to the roof of the mouth, so as to interrupt the communication between the mouth and the passage of the nostrils ; by which means the operator is at liberty to breathe through the nostrils, at the same time that...
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