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Of the imagination, as a cause and as a cure of disorders of the body exemplified by fictitious tractors, and epidemical convulsions ... : read to the Literary and Philosophical Society of Bath by John Haygarth

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Published by Printed by R. Cruttwell, and sold by Cadell and Davies, Strand, London in Bath .
Written in English


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Statementby John Haygarth .
ContributionsLiterary and Philosophical Society of Bath, University of Leeds. Library
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 58, [2] p.
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26262915M

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Of the imagination, as a cause and as a cure of disorders of the body; exemplified by fictitious tractors, and epidemical convulsions. Read to the Society of Bath. By John Haygarth, M.D. Paperback – /5(1). Add tags for "Of the imagination, as a cause and as a cure of disorders of the body: exemplified by fictitious tractors, and epidemical convulsions : read to the Literary and Philosophical Society of Bath". Be the first.   Haygarth pitted these rods against sham, wooden Perkins tractors that looked just the same as the 5-guinea ones on sale, and found that 4 of 5 patients with rheumatism reported that their pain improved. (He published his findings in a book, On the Imagination as a Cause and as a Cure of Disorders of the Body.).   Of the imagination, as a cause and as a cure of disorders of the body; exemplified by fictitious tractors, and epidemical convulsions. Read to the Literary and Philosophical Society of Bath by Haygarth, John, ; Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

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Dr. John Haygarth attempted to expose the fraud (he found that wooden pins worked as well as the allegedly metallic ones that were supposed to channel the body's "galvanic" electricity) in a tract entitled Of the Imagination as a Cause and as a Cure of Disorders of the Body, Exemplified by Fictitious Tractors, and Epidemical Convulsions.   The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat mental problems but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat mental problems that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.   John Haygarth, Of the Imagination, as a Cause and as a Cure of Disorders of the Body; Exemplified by Fictitious Tractors and Epidemical Convulsions (Bath, ), 3. [14] Ibid., 3, 4. Related posts. Psychosomatic disorders cause real distress and disability, but they are medical disorders like no others. They obey no rules. They can affect any part of the body. In one person they might cause.