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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX AUTO-SUGGESTION The Fundamental Psychological Principles restated. -- Fatal Potency of Fear in Epidemics. -- Pathological Power of "Expectant Attention." -- Appendicitis. -- Any Disease that can be induced by Suggestion can be avoided by Counter-Suggestion or by ignoring Adverse Suggestion. -- Avoidance of Adverse Suggestion. -- Suggestion in Connection with Habitual Drunkenness and Dipsomania. -- Counter-Suggestion as a Prophylactic. -- Danger of Injudicious Sympathy. -- False Dietetic Suggestions to Children. THE reader will now once more recall the fundamental psychological propositions upon which the science of mental medicine is based. They are:-- 1. That man is endowed with a dual mental organism, or mind, -- objective and subjective. 2. The subjective mind is constantly amenable to control by the power of suggestion. 3. The subjective mind controls the functions, sensations, and conditions of the body. At the risk of undue repetition, I again call attention to the obvious fact that if these propositions are true, man possesses within his own organism the means and the power to control disease, with or without aid from extraneous sources. I have now at some length discussed, seriatim, the above propositions with the object of impressing their exact truth upon the mind of the student, to the end that when he undertakes to apply them to practical uses he may know that he is wholly within the realm of scientific truth, and. not groping in the darkness of mediaeval mysticism or savage superstition. In other words, I desire to inspire the mind of the student with that perfect faith which alone is born of a knowledge of scientific truth, as distinguished from the faith inspired by authority invested with mystery and occultism. Such was the fa...
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Title: The Law of Mental Medicine
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