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Their branches or ramifications have a sort of omnipre-
sence in the animal fabric-Sympathy and sympathetic
nerve—What constitutes the nervous system—No per-
ceptible change in the size, colour, or shape of the
nerves when diseased-Nature of the nervous force-
Not identical with electricity_How the communion be-
tween the brain, spinal marrow, and nerves is effected,
we do not know-Not necessary to our happiness to
know the essence of mind and matter_The morbid re-
sults of the union of the two, called “nervous,” a penalty
for this abuse of the blessings of civilized life-Nervous
diseases little known among savages—Medicine not ex-
tensively cultivated among the ancients—Less occasion
for the study and practice-How far was the great age
of man, originally, the result of physical causes- -Dr.
Cheyne's opinion of the effect of luxurious, intemperate,
and licentious habits—The records of prisons and alms-
houses-Idiotic in a Massachusetts' Charity–Juvenile
delinquents at Parkhurst, England—Remark of Mr.
Coleridge. Pages 13—23.

influence. Pages 42—45.

LOVE-Power of the passion-Antiochus and Stratonice.

Page 45.

HOPE—Its connection with the success of surgical opera-

tions and the results of medicine—Battle of Mincio in

1859—The French, Sardinians, and Austrians-Patient

of Dr. Rush-Parke, the traveller. Pages 45—48.

FEAR-Experiment in Russia on four murderers—Exemp-

tion of the inmates of Cherry Hill prison from cholera

during its prevalence-Immunity of physicians from

attacks of disease—Curative efficacy of fear—Cases men-

tioned by Drs. Batchelder, Rush, and Boerhaave-Pre-

vention of the monomania called by Dr. Moore the

“fashionable apology for murder”—Case of a man in

New Hampshire-—The effect of the teachings of Brous-

sais—Case of Dr. Hunter-Corvisart's lectures on the

heart, at Paris–Opinion of Testa—Disease of the heart

common in times of political agitation-France at the

time of the Revolution-Case recorded in the French

Journal of Medicine—Hair on half the head of a patient

in Pennsylvania Hospital whitened by fear-Whole head

of Marie Antoinette made white by the same cause

Case of a Sepoy of the Bengal army mentioned in the

London Medical Times, 1858—Of the young men at-

tempting to rob an eagle's nest—The young gambler at

San Francisco. Pages 48–55.

GRIEF—Description of it by Father Chrysostom-Melanc-

thon-Philip V. of Spain-Dr. Zimmermann's opinion

of the cause of his death-Dr. Johnson-Metaphorical

expression “broken heart," sometimes pathologically cor-

rect. Pages 55, 56.

Jor-A woman in the city of New York—Cases of Sopho-

cles, Chilo, Juventius, Talma, and Fouquet. Pages

56, 57.

CHAGRIN, OR SHAME-Story told by the Rev. Daniel

Baker. Page 57.

III. CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE-Religious frames closely

allied to what is called the “constitution"-Idiosyncra-
sies of nature not merged in grace-Remark of the
astrologers concerning Cyrus-Example of Simon Peter-
of Paul and John-of Melancthon-of Martin Luther-
Rev. Timothy Rogers-Christianity made to suffer from
the physical sufferings of its professors—Their spiritual
fluctuations produced by physical causes-Rev. Dr. J.
R. McDuff-Dr. Francia-Case mentioned by Dr. Spen-
cer, of Brooklyn-Case of Rev. Mr. Cecil-Rev. Dr.
James Hall, of North Carolina-A venerable clergyman
lately deceased — Dean Milner-Richard Baxter-Dr.
Payson-David Brainerd, and the poet Cowper. Pages

our condolence-Are not to be treated with levity or
ridicule-Dr. John Cheyne's description of nervous dis-
eases—The sufferings which they cause inconceivable to
any who do not know them by experience-Such suf-
ferers not to be rebuked with severity-Rev. Mr. Dod-
Rev. Timothy Rogers—The power of kind words. Pages


popular error of ascribing certain disordered states of
the mind to the influence of religion—Testimony of
Rev. Dr. Archibald Alexander-Insane monks in France
before the Revolution-Mental disorder caused by epi-
demical delusions-Dr. George Moore, member of the
Royal College of Physicians in London-His opinion on
the alleged influences of religion in producing insanity-
Of Rev. Dr. Ashbel Green-Of Doctors Abercrombie,
Burrowes, John Cheyne, and Combe-Dr. James John-

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