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Since the presentation to the Chicago Medical Society, in September last, of the preliminary verbal report on this method of feeding as just then devised by me, the subject has assumed such importance, and the method, as modified through further experience, has been so successfully practiced within a limited circle, that it is desirable to widely promulgate the device in its perfected and modified aspects.
The unavoidable entrance of food material into ready hypnotized several times go to sleep with confidence and without emotion or agitation. Suggestion may act upon the vaso-motor circulation; a red spot may be produced upon the body by suggestion, or even a blister may be raised, and hæmorrhages and bloody stigmata may be induced. Bernheim suggests that experiments might be instituted to determine to what degree imagination may influence certain functions in the waking condition. We know that micturition and defecation are greatly influenced by
CASSELBERRY WE. THE METHOD OF FEEDING IN CASES OF INTUBATION OF THE LARYNX BY POSITION, HEAD DOWNWARD, ON AN INCLINED PLANE. JAMA. 1889;XIII(8):265–276. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401060013002a
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