Observations on the Nature, Causes, and Cure of Those Disorders which Have Been Commonly Called Nervous, Hypochondriac, Or Hysteric: To which are Prefixed Some Remarks on the Sympathy of the Nerves

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T. Becket, and P.A. de Hondt, London and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1765 - 520 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 84 - And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth, and with labour do we find the things that are before us: but the things that are in heaven who hath searched out?
الصفحة 350 - It is there-^ fore fore to be ufed with very great caution. The moft proper feafons for it are fummer and autumn. It will be fufficient, efpecially for perfons of a fpare habit, to go into the cold bath three or four times a-week. If the patient be weakened by it, or feels chilly for a long time after coming out, it is improper. In patients afflicted with wind, I have always obferved the greateft benefit from the elixir of vitriol.
الصفحة 403 - When a profluvium men/turn or a flooding after abortion is attended with, or preceded by, an acute pain, not inflammatory, in the lower part of the belly, and returns with greater violence as often as the pain returns or increafes, opium will prove a more cffeclual remedy than any of the aftringents.
الصفحة 9 - OUR bodies are, by means of the nerves, not only endowed with feeling, and a power of motion, but with a remarkable sympathy, which is either general and extended through the whole system, or confined, in a great measure, to certain parts." These statements appear in a chapter entitled "Of the structure, use, and sympathy of the nerves
الصفحة 221 - Nervous (1765) maintains that there is "a remarkable sympathy, by means of the nerves, between the various parts of the body; and . . . there is a still more wonderful sympathy between the nervous systems of different persons, whence various motions and morbid symptoms are often transferred, from one to another, without any corporeal contact or infection.
الصفحة 61 - DISEASE sympathy with every part of the system. Such is the constitution of the animal frame, that certain ideas or affections excited in the mind, are always accompanied with corresponding motions or feelings in the body; and these are owing to some change made in the brain and nerves, by the mind or sentient principle: but what that change is, or how it produces those effects, we know not: as little can we tell, why shame should raise a heat and redness in the face, while...
الصفحة 322 - I felt nothing of thefe fymptoms, except^ perhaps, fome degree of uneafmefs about my ftomach; but when I was juft about to fall afleep, they began to return again. In this way, I have often gone on, for two hours or more, in the beginning of the night. At laft, I found, that a dram of brandy after the fuft attack, kept me eafy the whole night.
الصفحة 73 - Nevertheless, as, in many instances, the very best things may, by excess, become hurtful; so this endeavour to free the body, or any of its parts, from what is noxious, is unhappily, sometimes, so strong and vehement, as to threaten the entire destruction of the animal fabric. But in the main, this FACULTY must be confessed highly useful and beneficial; since, without it, we should constantly have cherished in our bodies the lurking principles of diseases, slowly indeed...
الصفحة 311 - ... this case. the vessels of the brain being too weak. seem to yield more than usual to the weight of the blood, when the head is inclined; and afterwards, when it is suddenly raised, and the blood at once descends towards the heart, those vessels do not contract fast enough. so as to accommodate themselves to the quantity of blood remaining in them: At the same time the brain, on account of its too great sensibility, is more affected
الصفحة 374 - ... of the juice of lemons, unmixed with any thing, has proved always a certain cure for a palpitation of the heart, after many of the medicines called antihyfteric had been tried in vain : and agreeably to this, we are told by...

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