A Treatise on the Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity (Classic Reprint)

A Treatise on the Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Treatise on the Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity Mental disease, or disease Of the brain. Powerfully affects, or may affect, the knowledge by which our actions are guided, the feelings by which our actions are prompted, the will by which our actions are performed, whether the word will is taken to mean volition or a settled judgment Of the reason acting as a standing con trol on such actions as relate to it. The means by which these effects are produced are unnatural feelings; delu sions or false opinions as to facts; hallucinations or deceptions Of the senses; impulses to particular acts or classes of acts; and in some cases, it is asserted, a specific physical inability to recognize the difference between moral good and evil as a motive for doing good and avoiding evil. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 612g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 5 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243022239
  • 9780243022236