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On the Curability of Certain Forms of Insanity, Epilepsy, Catalepsy, and Hysteria in Females
In offering this little book to my professional brethren, I do not for one moment wish it to be understood that I claim any originality in the surgical treatment herein described. Having read with great interest the Lectures on the Physiology and Pathology of the Central Nervous System, delivered by Dr. Brown-Squard before the Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 1858, and published in The Lancet, I was struck with a fact much insisted upon by the learned physiologist, namely, the great mischief which might be caused in the system generally, and in the nervous centres especially, by peripheral excitement. viConstantly engaged in the treatment of diseases of the female genitals, I had been often foiled in dealing successfully with hysterical and other nervous affections complicating these lesions, without being able to assign a satisfactory cause for the failure. Dr. Brown-Squards researches threw a new light on the subject, and by repeated observation I was led to the conclusion that the cases which had puzzled me, and defied my most carefully-conceived efforts at relief, depended on peripheral excitement of the pudic nerve. I at once subjected this deduction to a surgical test, by removing the cause of excitement. I have repeated the operation again and again, and it is the object of this book to show the results. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 65927
Author: Brown, Isaac Baker
Release Date: Jul 27, 2021
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