Hack Tuke, Daniel – Sickness - Aphonia induced by powerful emotions
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
As described in Illustrations Of The Influence Of The Mind Upon The Body In Health And Disease, Designed To Elucidate The Action Of The Imagination - Daniel Hack Tuke, M.D., M.R.C.P.,
PART II. THE EMOTIONS.
CHAPTER IX. INFLUENCE OF THE EMOTIONS UPON THE INVOLUNTARY MUSCLES.
Romberg speaking of paralysis of the oesophagus, remarks that it has been occasionally observed associated with dumbness or aphonia as a result of violent mental emotion, and refers to the works of Joseph Frank (Prax. Med., vol. 1, p. 126), but I am unable to verify this reference.