Medical Reform

P. W. Ellsworth
1846 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
fused to digest food, and I was starving in a land of plenty. 1 became irritable in the extreme, restless, wretched and miserable, with a strong desire to go I knew not where, any where if I could but get rid of myself. I suffered constantly from restless and disturbed sleep. The effect upon the action of the heart was most direful, causing a convulsed and irregular action. At times, worn out with its labored action, it would scarcely beat at all, thereby causing great depression of spirits.
more » ... sion of spirits. Nocturnal emissions of semen were induced, and 1 found my faculties fast deserting me. I gave up all business, as the least care and responsibility excited and maddened me, until at last, in the providence of God, my eyes were opened, and I began to see the great cause of my torments.
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