Cases of Insanity; With Medical, Moral, and Philosophical Observations and Essays Upon Them. PT. 1 Volume 1

Cases of Insanity; With Medical, Moral, and Philosophical Observations and Essays Upon Them. PT. 1 Volume 1

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... Nov. 15th to Feb. 15th. SECTION V. On Diurnal Influence. The same analogy exists in the alternating periods of increased and diminished excitement in a diurnal, as in a lunar, revolution. To exhibit this analogy more strikingly, I divide the day into thirty parts, consisting of 48' each, and these thirty parts I divide, as I have done the thirty days of the moon, into four periods, and each period into three parts. The first period of increased excitement begins at four o'clock in the morning, the first part of which consists of'-, or twice 48', or lh 36', or to 5h 36' o'clock, A. M.; the second part of, or 48', or to 6 24', A. M.; and the third part of 5, or four times 48', or 3h 12', which terminates this first period of increased excitement at 36 minutes past 9 o'clock, A. M. The first period of diminished excitement begins at 9 o'clock, 36 minutes after--the first part of which consists of f or three times 48', or 2h 24', or to 12 o'clock; the second part, or 48'; and the third part of ., or 4 times 48', or 3h 12'--or to 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Thus the periods of increased excitement are from 4, A. M. to 9 36', A. M.--and 4, P. M. to 9 36', P. M.; divided into three parts, as above. The periods of diminished excitement, from 9 36', A.m. to 4, P. M.--and from 9 36', p. M. to 4, A.m.; divided into three part9, as above. According to my experience, there is among the insane, as with fever patients and many others, an increase and diminution of excitation corresponding with these stated periods, and on the same principle as with the seasons and the lunar periods, the number of deaths according to their state happens more at one time than at another; of course, all the observations I have made on the endless circumstances...show more

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