On Visceral Neuroses

On Visceral Neuroses

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... elsewhere. The four most grievous instances were all in men of ages between twentytwo and forty-eight. Cases of mere tormina consequent upon irritation of the bowels or constipation, and cases of lead-poisoning, I have excluded; not because they have no element of visceral neurosis in them) as indeed they have, but because I desired to study the malady in its purer form. In this way we may hereafter carry our judgment more clearly to secondary or mixed cases. The greater relative frequency of enteralgia in men than of gastralgia may be explained in part by its being more directly allied to gout than is gastralgia, in part by its dependence on the weightier stress of the affairs of men. From my own cases I gather that a family history of gout, in its heavier and wider operations, is characteristic of enteralgics rather than of gastralgics. Enteralgia, like sciatica, may be a "pure neurosis," but is, like it, not rarely of gouty nature. I gather also that enteralgia is aroused rather by the strife of public life than by the teasing of homely worries. I will cite a few illustrative cases. The Rev. (No. 54, 1883) is a minister of religion. He has the bright impetuous manner of a neurotic person, and has expended his energies lavishly in his work. He has suffered from no trace of melancholia nor of hypochondriasis; his kneejerks and other reflexes are normal. For twelve months he has been subject to attacks of pain in the right flank which are like the stabs and hacking of a knife. The agony is so frightful that he almost longs for his life to be taken. The collapse and subsequent prostration are very serious. Otherwise his health is good, and physical examination fails to discovery any disease of parts, or any morbid state of...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902157
  • 9781236902153