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From the August 1884 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Harper's Weekly

Not a session passes in the medical schools but the lecturer on physic has occasion to quiet the nervous fears of nervous students, who simulate in themselves the symptoms of heart-disease, and require the gravest assurances that their fears are ungrounded, and that they have simply been studying with a morbid interest the lecturer's remarks on heart affections. In his work entitled De I' Imagination, Demaugeon tells us that Nebelius, lecturing one day upon intermittent fever, and lucidly describing ague, noticed one of his pupils to become pale, to shiver, and to exhibit at last all the symptoms of ague. This lad was laid up for a considerable period with a true attack of the fever in question, and recovered under the usual treatment of the disease.

If, however, it is found that the influence of the mind and the vain imaginings of a morbid fancy may induce disease, it is no less certain that a like action of the mind may occasionally cure an otherwise stubborn malady.— in Harper's Weekly.

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