The Medical Standard Volume 9-10

The Medical Standard Volume 9-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...seven monthst. He was in many respects a backward child and was peculiarly religious, egotistical, selfish and ungrateful.! His shrewd grandfather pronounced him "good for nothing except to read the bible to his mother." His delusions and periodical attacks of insanity have been discussed by Dr. Ray at length and; while of much interest clinically, are not of equal value from a medico-historical standpoint. The paralucid period between the attacks was the time when his influence on the fortunes of mankind was most demonstrable. Macaulay has, in many of his essays, depicted the moral imbecility of these periods, but their dangers are more demonstrably evident in the epoch of the American revolution when the gouty eclipse of the intellect of a great statesman flung all power into the king's hands. Gout has, like other somatic diseases, a fourfold relation to insanity. It may cause insanity. It may modify insanity. It may cure insanity, or it may be cured (at least as to a paroxysm) by insanity. These mental relations of gout were very early noticed by clinicians. Sydenham says: The body is not the only sufferer and the de Read before the Chicago Academy of Medicine. + Jesse, Life o! George III. Horace Walpole's Journal. i Mental Pathology. pendent condition of the patient is not his worst misfortune. The mind suffers with the body and which suffers most it is hard to say. So much do mind and reason lose energy as energy is lost by the body, so susceptible and vacillating is the temper, such a trouble is the patient to others as well as himself, that a fit of gout is a fit of bad temper. To fear, anxiety and other passions, the gouty patient is a continual victim; whilst as the disease departs, the mind regains tranquillity. Savage...show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536002
  • 9781236536006