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Dr. George Wyld goes out of body on chloroform inhaled to avoid the intense suffering caused by the passage of a kidney stone



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Professor Ernest Bozzano Les phénomènes de bilocation Traduit de l’italien par Gabriel Gobron and translated further into English by Serge Patlavskiy

Third category  - Cases in which personal consciousness is transferred to the phantom.

Case IX. - I take it from the Light (1903, p. 34). It refers to a feeling of duplication that occurs following chloroform inhalations. Dr. George Wyld describes it this way:

"One day in 1874, I decided to breathe chloroform to avoid the intense suffering caused by the passage of a kidney stone.  The pain had stopped abruptly, and I suddenly saw myself transported in "animic form" to 6 or 7 feet from the bed where my body was lying, inert, watching it.

This feeling lasted only a few seconds, but it was enough to convince me to have witnessed the separation of my psychic form from the body.

I told other chloroform doctors about my experience, who agreed that they had frequently heard their clients mention similar experiences. I went to the hospital for tooth diseases, and there I had other confirmations of the thing. But all agreed that such experiences should be considered as mere illusions.

I didn't, because I now knew and knew for sure that these were real facts..."

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Inhaling volatiles and gases