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Hack Tuke, Daniel – Sickness - Stammering induced [and cured] by powerful emotions

Identifier

026087

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

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 VIII. INFLUENCE OF THE EMOTIONS UPON THE VOLUNTARY MUSCLES.
SECTION II. — Irregular and Excessive Muscular Contraction : Spasms and Convulsions.

Vocal spasm [stammering and stuttering) are constantly aggravated by bashfulness, while the courage excited by an emergency may remove them, as happened with Charles I, who, though a stammerer, is said to have been entirely free from the affection when he spoke at his trial.

" Stammering," Marshall Hall observes, "would scarcely exist without emotion," and he likens it to the nervous tremor which often renders it almost impossible for some persons even to sign their name in public.

The source of the experience

Hack Tuke, Daniel

Concepts, symbols and science items

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Types of hurt and organs

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Extreme emotion

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