The Power of the Soul over the Body - Dr. Moore - Dies from Sympathetic action
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 I. THE INTELLECT.
CHAPTER IV. INFLUENCE OF THE INTELLECT UPON THE INVOLUNTARY MUSCLES.
At the Westminster Medical Society, Mr. Quain related the following case, which strikingly illustrates the influence of involuntary Attention:
"A gentleman who had constantly witnessed the sufferings of a friend afflicted with stricture of the oesophagus, had so great an impression made on his nervous system, that after some time he experienced a similar difficulty of swallowing, and ultimately died of the spasmodic impediment produced by merely thinking of another's pain "
(The Power of the Soul over the Body. By Dr. Moore. 1846, p. 273).