Inquiries Concerning The Intellectual Powers; And The Investigation Of Truth by John AbercrombieInquiries Concerning The Intellectual Powers; And The Investigation Of Truth by John Abercrombie

Inquiries Concerning The Intellectual Powers; And The Investigation Of Truth

byJohn Abercrombie

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Excerpt: ... aroxysms she rocognised only in a subsequent paroxysm, ut not in the interval; and persons whom she had seen for the first time during the healthy interval she did not recognise during the attack. In reference to this very curious subject, the author is induced to add a fact which has been recently communicated to him. A young woman of the lower rank, aged nineteen, became insane about two years ago ; but was gentle, and applied herself eagerly to various occupations. Before her insanity she had been only learning to read, and to form a few letters; but during her insanity she taught herself t& write perfectly, though all attempts of others to teachher failed, as she could not attend to any person who tried to do so. She has intervals of reason, which have frequently continued three weeks, sometimes longer. During these she can neither read nor write ; but immediately on the return of her insanity she recovers her power of writing, and can read perfectly. Of the remarkable condition of the mental faculties, exemplified in these cases, it is impossible to give any explanation. Something very analogous to it occurs in other affections, though in a smaller degree. Dr. Prichard mentions a lady who was liable to sudden attacks of delirium, which, after continuing for various periods, went off as suddenly, leaving her at once perfectly rational. The attack was often so sudden that it commenced while she was engaged in interesting conversation, and on such occasions it happened, that on her recovery from the state of delirium the instantly recurred to-the conversation she had been engaged in at the time of the attack, though she had never referred to it during the continuance of the affection. To such a degree was this carried, that she would even complete an unfinished sentence. During th...
Title:Inquiries Concerning The Intellectual Powers; And The Investigation Of TruthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217490352

ISBN - 13:9780217490351