Hack Tuke, Daniel – Sickness - Tooth decay induced by powerful emotions - Fear
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 X. INFLUENCE OF THE EMOTIONS UPON THE ORGANIC OR VEGETATIVE FUNCTIONS.
Many observations might be made in reference to the nutrition of the teeth ; but I must content myself with adding to the favourable results stated in the last case, a single example of the effect produced by unfavourable influences.
"I have recently known," says Marshall Hall, "the teeth to decay in an extraordinary manner in a few weeks, as the effect of painful emotion, more allied to Fear than any other" (Practical Observations in Medicine. By Marshall Hall. 1845, p, 40),