Proceedings of the Meeting Volume a - 2

Proceedings of the Meeting Volume a - 2

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...was no excuse for violence or crime of any kind, for the condition was brought on by the voluntary act of the individual himself. It must be evident, however, that this practice is but the first manifestations of the morbid propensity, and is as much a part of metho-mania, as is the subsequent continuous or inveterate stage. The inclination to tipple, whenever occurring, should consequently be regarded with alarm, as indicating the approach of a most serious and grave disease. Measures to arrest its advance should at once be employed, as any sanitary precautions are taken to prevent the approach of yellow fever or cholera. It is in this stage that recovery is most likely to take place, for the disease is then only in process of formation, and is more easily thrown off. The will then has not become weakened or overpowered, and the recuperative energies of the system have not been impaired. In that form of inebriety which has been attributed to the influence of emotional disturbances, it may likewise be doubted whether these influences are the direct cause of the paroxysms; they only operate as exciting causes, and by their influence upon an organization already predisposed, weaken the power of resistance, and give favorable opportunity for the development of the disease. We have all seen individuals drawn into the vortex and swept away under disturbances of the emotions and passions. And this is no more strange than that the same causes should in others, disorder the intellect, destroy its balance, and overwhelm its faculties; occurrences which I believe are not uncommon. Do not both these conditions equally claim our sympathy and benevolent exertions. Is one wicked while the other is properly regarded as unfortunate? In all of these cases, more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498828
  • 9781236498823