On the sentient faculty, and principles of human magnetism, tr. [from Des modes accidentels de nos perceptions] with notes, by F. Corbaux

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Page 194 - Full, nay, laborious breathing, instantly commenced. The chest heaved, and fell ; the belly was protruded, and again collapsed, with the relaxing and retiring diaphragm.
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Page 194 - ... retiring diaphragm ; and it is thought, that but from the complete evacuation of the blood, pulsation might have occurred ! In the third experiment, the supra-orbital nerve was touched, when every muscle in the murderer's face "was thrown into fearful action.
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