Additional Observations on the Case of Mrs. CASS, the Stanstead Somnambulist

M. F. COLBY
1834 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Having been the attending physician of Mrs. Cass (whose ease appeared in one of your late number«), for several years past, I deem it proper to give some account of her situation since she has been under my care, as well as a more detailed »statement of the symptoms in her late sickness, in order that the pathologist may heller understand the character of her complaint, and form a more rational conclusion with regard to its nature. In recording a case of unusual character, I conceive it highly
more » ... conceive it highly important to note every feature in its history which may tend in any degree to elucidate its nature. It is more particularly so in cases which apparently contravene established laws, and which, though recorded by an angel, would pass unregarded by the skeptic. I am induced to make this remark, in consequence of a communication, entitled " Laws of Nature the sneiderian membrane, the skin, &c. are places of distribution of nerves of sense ; and the impressions produced by external objects on these surfaces of relation, are transmitted by their respective nerves to the centre of perception-the cerebrum. All our ideas are excited in the
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