A Treatise on insanity in its medical relations

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D. Appleton, 1883 - 767 páginas

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Página 184 - In the summer of the year 1797, the Author, then in ill health, had retired to a lonely farmhouse between Porlock and Linton, on the Exmoor confines of Somerset and Devonshire. In consequence of a slight indisposition, an anodyne had been prescribed, from the effects of which he fell asleep in his chair at the moment that he was reading the following sentence, or words of the same substance, in " Purchas's Pilgrimage:" " Here the Khan Kubla commanded a palace to be built, and a stately garden thereunto....
Página 184 - On awaking he appeared to himself to have a distinct recollection of the whole, and taking his pen, ink, and paper, instantly and eagerly wrote down the lines that are here preserved. At this moment he was unfortunately called out by a person on business from Porlock, and detained by him above an hour, and on his return to his room, found to his no small surprise and mortification, that though he still retained some vague and dim recollection of the general purpose of the vision, yet, with the exception...
Página 184 - Here the Khan Kubla commanded a palace to be built, and a stately garden thereunto. And thus ten miles of fertile ground were enclosed with a wall." The Author continued for about three hours in a profound sleep, at least of the external senses, during which time he has the most vivid confidence, that he could not have composed less than from two to three hundred lines; if that indeed can be called composition in which all...
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Página 738 - THE PRINCIPLES OF MENTAL PHYSIOLOGY. With their Applications to the Training and Discipline of the Mind, and the Study of its Morbid Conditions.
Página 513 - The opium-eater loses none of his moral sensibilities or aspirations; he wishes and longs as earnestly as ever to realize what he believes possible, and feels to be exacted by duty ; but his intellectual apprehension of what is possible infinitely outruns his power, not of execution only, but even of power to attempt.
Página 368 - Court if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be pronounced against him, answered by council praying the benefit of his clergy.
Página 213 - ... and therefore that the present prosecution was groundless. But, after an Industrious search among his father's papers, an investigation of the public records, and a careful inquiry among all persons who had transacted law business for his father, no evidence could be recovered to support his defence. The period was now near at hand when he conceived the loss of his lawsuit to be inevitable, and he had formed...
Página 738 - Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine ; Member of the Medical Society of the County of New York; Resident Member of the Lyceum of Natural History in the City of New York, etc.
Página 740 - MD, FRCP, Physician to HM the King of the Belgians, and to the East London Hospital for Children.

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