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“Some are molested by Phantasie ; so some, again, by Fancy alone and a good conceit, are as easily recovered. ... All the world knows there is no vertue in charms, &c., but a strong conceit and opinion alone, as Pomponatius holds, which forceth a motion of the humours, spirits, and blood, which takes away the cause of the malady from the parts affected. The like we may say of the magical effects, superstitious cures, and such as are done by mountebanks and wizards. As by wicked incredulity many men are hurt (so saith Wierus), we find, in our experience, by the same means, many are relieved. ...
“ Imagination is the medium deferens of Passions, by whose means they work and produce many times prodigious effects; and as the Phantasie is more or less intended or remitted, and their humours disposed, so do perturbations move more or less, and make deeper impression."-Anatomy of Melancholy. BURTON, 1651.
OF THE INFLUENCE OF
THE MIND UPON THE BODY
IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
TO ELUCIDATE THE ACTION OF
DANIEL HACK TUKE, M.D., M.R.C.P.,
JOINT AUTHOR OF THE MANUAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINR;' POREIGN ASSOCIATE OF THE MEDICO
MEDICINE AT TUB YORK SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, AND
“There is not a natural action in the Body, whether involuntary or voluntary,