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March 31, 1894

THE PSYCHO-PHYSICAL RELATIONS OF MAN, CONSIDERED FROM THE STANDPOINT OF A PRACTITIONER OF MEDICINE.Read before the Binghamton Academy of Medicine Oct. 19,1893.

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(13):445-450. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420920001001
Abstract

A recent number of the Literary Digest states that, "on both sides of the ocean, and in every language that has a periodical literature, psychic phenomena, the occult, the mysterious, are being discussed with an interest, a freedom and a voluminousness heretofore unknown. There is undoubted evidence that this interest is growing and spreading, and that with its widening circle bave been developed new sources of information derived from personal experience heretofore untold. A spirit of earnest and impartial investigation seems to be taking the place of the credulity which unquestioningly accepts and the skepticism which arbitrarily condemns without trial. Evidence is being gathered, personal experience generalized, and phenomena which have been called 'supernatural' are being examined with scientific care and accuracy."

The Medico-Legal Journal says:

"The marvelous growth of interest in psychological subjects from year to year promise a wide outlook for the future in the ready adaptability of

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