Nerve Waste by Herbert Carleton SawyerNerve Waste by Herbert Carleton Sawyer

Nerve Waste

byHerbert Carleton Sawyer

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1888 Excerpt: ... REMEDIES. THE CURABILITY OF NERVOUS IMPAIRMENT The resources of medical science against the various forms of nervous impairment are ample and effective, but there is no other affection whose cure more depends upon circumstances. The personal character of the patient often determines the result one way or the other; not a few persons are unwilling to take the necessary trouble to get well, others by their weakness of will, or folly, frustrate the best-laid plans of the physician for their cure. We hear much about good doctors, but less about good patients; to become a good patient, as to become a good doctor, often requires several years of bitter expeiience. A long period of suffering is sometimes necessary to create a wisdom that wi'l not scorn true remedies nor rebel against the inevitable. Some time ago a lady consulted me for certain nervous symptoms: I took pains to explain how the unnatural and unwholesome way of living, to which she had become accustomed, was at the bottom of all her trouble, and that this must be radically changed before any permanent benefit could be expected. I afterward learned from one of her relatives that she had not been favorably impressed with my ability; when asked about her experience with me she said: "Oh, he don't know anything; he told me a lot of stuff about diet and exercise, but he said he couldn't cure me." Now this lady may become a much better patient in the future when her symptoms have become intolerable, and when experience has taught her that there is no royal road to health. The-conditions are most favorable in those patients in whom intelligence to comprehend the situation is accompanied by an earnest determination to get well. The individuality of the physician is sometimes an important element in the cure...
Title:Nerve WasteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217240372

ISBN - 13:9780217240376