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PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE:

OR,

MEDICAL EXTRACTS

ON THE

NATURE OF HEALTH AND DISEASE,

INCLUDING THE

LAWS OF THE ANIMAL ECONOMY,

AND THE

DOCTRINES OF PNEUMATIC MEDICINE.

BY

A FRIEND TO IMPROVEMENTS.

There are three things which almost every person gives himself credit for under-
tanding, whether he has taken any pains to make himself master of them or not.-
These are: 1. The art of mending a duil Ars; 2. Politics; and, 3. PHYSIC.

DR. BEDDOES.

VOL. IV,

FOURTH EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. IV HITTINGHAM, DEAN-STREET, FEITER-LANE,
FOR T. COX, ST. THOMAS'S-STREET, BOROUGH, AND H. D. SYMONDS, PATERNOSTER-ROW;

SOLD ALSO BY J. JOHNSOX, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD; MURRAY AND HIGHLEY, FLEET.
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ROW, HOLBORN; AND BELL AND BRADFUTE, EDINBURGH.

1799.

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LAW III.

A too great Excitement of the Nerves, or moving Fibres, exhausts the Powers of the Mind, and

enfeebles the Body.

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INTRODUCTION.

SECTION I.

OF EXHAUSTION.

The state of exhaufiion in the nerves, as in the irritable fibre, may be either,

1. TEMPORARY, or
2. IRREPARABLE.

In the state of temporary exhaustion, the mind is tired, and, like the body, recovers its due tone only by rest:

But in the state of permanent exhaustion this recovery is slow, and, generally, irreparable.

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