Hysteria: Remote Causes of Disease in General. Treatment of Disease by Tonic Agency. Local Or Surgical Forms of Hysteria, Etc. Six Lectures, Delivered to the Students of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, 1866

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Moorhead, Simpson & Bond, 1868 - Hysteria - 110 pages
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Page 52 - In fact, the degree of pain indicated by either writhing or exclamation holds no relation to the force of the pressure made. The slightest touch creates as much suffering as the greatest pressure of the hand, and often more. It is on this evidence alone you have founded your opinion of disease of the bony structure of the spinal column. It is on this evidence you have consigned this young lady to two years...
Page 53 - Presuming this statement true, can you in reason feel satisfied with the evidence of disease obtained by manual pressure ? Then, again, where is the disease situated ? what is its precise locality ? If in the body of the vertebra, is it not almost absurd to suppose you can detect it by the slight pressure of the finger on the summit of the spinous processes, which are themselves rarely involved...
Page 58 - the frequency of hysteria is no less remarkable than the multiformity of the shapes it puts on. Few maladies are not imitated by it; whatever part of the body it attacks, it will create the proper symptom of that part.
Page 50 - I do not hesitate to declare that, among the higher classes of society, at least four-fifths of the female patients who are commonly supposed to labour under diseases of the joints, labour under Hysteria and nothing else.
Page 56 - ... affections are not half studied. When one or more of the fingers is permanently flexed from local causes, the seat of disease will be found in the fascial structures of the hand or in the finger itself, or a joint may have been diseased or dislocated ; but here there is no thickening, nor hardness, nor other morbid change of structure.
Page 52 - You have declared your opinion that this girl is the subject of disease of the spine upon the single evidence of local pain produced by pressure of the fingers on the spinous processes of the vertebra. It has escaped your observation that this pain is equally severe whether pressure is slight or not. In fact, the degree of pain indicated by either writhing or exclamation holds no relation to the force of the pressure made. The slightest touch creates as much suffering as the greatest pressure...
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Page 55 - ... the back ! Brighton, Worthing, Hastings, and other places on the South Coast were largely tenanted by these unfortunate females, to which a moderate sprinkling of young gentlemen was added. What has become of all these cases ? They appear to have vanished just in proportion as the eyes of the Surgeon have opened to the absurdity of inferring that pain alone which locates itself with remarkable precision in Hysteria on a given vertebra can indicate the presence of organic disease of the body of...

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