Psychology Applied to Medicine: Introductory Studies

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F. A. Davis Company, 1907 - 141 pages
 

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Page 37 - It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The FIRST approached the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: "God bless me; but the Elephant Is very like a wall!
Page 3 - ... the passage from the current to the needle, if not demonstrable, is thinkable, and that we entertain no doubt as to the final mechanical solution of the problem. But the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously; we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently any rudiment of the organ, which would enable us to pass by a process of...
Page 38 - Than, seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant Is very like a rope!" And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!
Page 38 - The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, Said, "E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most ; Deny the fact who can, "This marvel of an Elephant Is very like a fan !" The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to gropCj Than, seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant Is very like a rope!
Page 38 - The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, Said: "E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an Elephant Is very like a fan!" The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than, seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant Is very like a rope!
Page 21 - THERE IS A TIME in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given him to till.
Page 37 - God bless me! but the elephant Is very like a wall." The second, feeling of the tusk, Cried, "Ho! What have we here? So very round and smooth and sharp? To me 'tis mighty clear: This wonder of an elephant Is very like a spear!
Page iii - PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MEDICINE. — Introductory studies by David W. Wells, MD, lecturer on Mental Physiology, and Assistant in Ophthalmology, Boston University Medical School; Ophthalmic Surgeon, Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, Boston; Oculist, Newton (Mass.) Hospital.
Page 136 - It and not the drug is probably the active agent in many medicines prescribed by qualified physicians. It is impossible to eliminate it from any form of therapeutics. The majority of humanity is so constituted that 1 Boston Med. and Surf. Journal, March 20, 1906. The Value of Drugs in Therapeutics. the " placebo " is the most feasible form of administering suggestion. There is another side, however, to the placebo question. Dr. Richard C. Cabot, instructor in medicine, Harvard Medical School, has...
Page 44 - As a matter of fact the field of vision, in one important particular, does not correspond to the field of external objects. The image is inverted. The rays of light proceeding from an object which by touch we know to be on what we call our right-hand fall on the left-hand side of the retina.

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