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41) and tears of sadness. A good illustration of his technical approach is to be found in his comment that although Vesalius had shown that there was no communication between optic nerve fibres in their course from the brain to the eye, nevertheless “we find a most remarkable sympathy between the motions of the two pupils” (p. 43). All kinds of somatic responses are attributed to the emotions: pallor from anger; palpitations of the heart from fear; sudden flushings from heat; shiverings; a sense of cold in certain parts; flying pains in the arms and limbs; cramps or convulsive motions or sudden startings of the limbs; long faintings; giddiness; pains in the head; and still others.
The diagnostic confusion perhaps stems from authors like Cheyne (1733), who readily included the more usual hysterical symptoms like convulsions and spasms as members of one great class of complaints ranging from melancholy through apoplexy, paralysis and weakness to imbecility. Micale (1990a) observed that: “in the 18th century, the disorder slid imperceptibly into hypochondria, ‘the vapours’, and ‘the spleen’, and in the 19th century it often overlapped with neurasthenia, nymphomania, general nervousness and out and out insanity.
Rather (1965, pp. 1– 2) points out that: “it seemed plain to most of them that the will and the emotions did in one way or another produce far reaching and sometimes harmful or even fatal changes in the body, and they believed it their business as physicians to set forth the circumstances, extent and means of control of the interaction between mind and body. They believed also, in keeping with an unbroken tradition originating in ancient Greek medicine, that the mind could be influenced corporeally, that is, by means of drugs, diet, climate and other factors acting primarily on the body.
The Analysis of Hysteria, 2nd Edition by Harold Merskey