Hack Tuke, Daniel – Sickness - Blindness induced by powerful emotions – fright and shock
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 VII. INFLUENCE OF THE EMOTIONS UPON SENSATION.
Pettigrew cites from Dr. Peid "the case of a woman who was almost blinded by fright, in witnessing a paroxysm of epilepsy with which her husband was affected in the night. In one eye the vision was completely destroyed ; in the other the capacity of seeing was intermittent, 'going and coming,' as she herself described it, 'like the sun when a cloud passes over it'"
(On Superstitions connected with the History and Practice of Medicine and Surgery. By T. J. Pettigrew, F.R S. 1844, p. 101).