Hack Tuke, Daniel – Healing - Paralysis and aphonia cured by suggestion only
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.,
CHAPTER XVI. INFLUENCE OF MENTAL STATES UPON DISORDERS OF SENSATION, MOTION, AND THE ORGANIC FUNCTIONS.
SECTION II.— Influence of Mental States upon Disorders involving Excessive or Defective Action of the Voluntary Muscles.
Dr. Bouchut states that in 1849 a little girl, Louise Parguin, whom excessive Fear had rendered dumb, and paralytic in all her limbs, was brought to him.
"For two months everything had been done by the physicians, but to no purpose. In despair her father came with his child to Paris. The girl, who had heard of the great city, its great physicians, and the Hotel Dieu, spoken of only in the most extravagant way, arrived full of faith to be cured. In the evening I saw her dumb and paralytic; and, displeased at finding such a patient in the hospital, made no prescription. She was in the same state the next morning; I put off all treatment during the day. During the day she began to speak, the day after to move her limbs, and on the third day she walked about the halls completely cured. Her faith had saved her" (American Journal of Insanity, Jan., 1865).