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Neurypnology (Classics in Psychiatry Series)

Braid, James

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ISBN 10: 0405074182 / ISBN 13: 9780405074189
Published by Ayer Co Pub, 1976
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Title: Neurypnology (Classics in Psychiatry Series)

Publisher: Ayer Co Pub

Publication Date: 1976

Book Condition:Good

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... PAET II. CHAPTER I. Modes of operating -- Objects of operations -- Cases of sight improved -- Hearing--Deaf and dumb--Mr Curtis's remarks--James Shelmerdine's case--Mr Bingham's testimony--S. Taylor--Sense of smell--Touch and resistance -- Tic, paralysis of sense and motion, cured -- Miss E. Atkinson's case, voice recovered -- Rheumatism, ten cases--Irregular muscular action -- Headache -- Spinal Irritation -- Epilepsy--Spinal curvature -- Neuralgia, and palpitation of the heart -- Surgical operations without pain -- Diseases of the skin -- Locked jaw -- Tonic spasm -- Miss Collins -- Concluding remarks. Having in the former part so far explained the mode of inducing the phenomena, I now proceed to detail the cases in which I have successfully applied this process in the cure of disease. I shall endeavour to explain my modes of operating in different affections, so as to enable others to apply with advantage in their practice, what I have found so eminently useful in my own. 162 MODES OF OPERATING, When the artificial state of somnolence has been induced in the manner already pointed out, pp. 27-- 29, the manipulations must be varied according to the peculiar object we have in view. If the farce of the circulation in a limb is wished to be diminished, and the sensibility also to be reduced, call the muscles of that member into activity, leaving the other extremities limber. On the other hand, if the force of the circulation and sensibility are wished to be increased in a limb, keep it limber, and call the others into activity, by elevating and extending them, and the desired result will follow. If general depression is wanted, after one or two limbs have been extended for a short time, cautiously reduce them, and leave the whole body...

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