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PREFACE
TOUCH-1
TOUCH-2
TOUCH-3 (begin)
TOUCH-3 (end)
TOUCH-4 (begin)
TOUCH-4 (end)
SMELL-1
SMELL-2
SMELL-3.1
SMELL-3.2
SMELL-3.3
SMELL-3.4
SMELL-3.5
SMELL-4 (begin)
SMELL-4 (end)
SMELL-5
HEARING-1
HEARING-2
HEARING-3
VISION-1.1
VISION-1.2
VISION-1.3
VISION-2.1
VISION-2.2
VISION-2.3
VISION-2.4
VISION-3
VISION-4
VISION-5
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B HISTORY-1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.2
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.3
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

this obscure subject. Schiff (_Wiener klinische Wochenschrift_, 

1900, p. 58, summarized in _British Medical Journal_, February 

16, 1901), starting from a skeptical standpoint, has confirmed 

some of Fliess's results, and in a large number of cases 

controlled painful menstruation by painting with cocaine the 

so-called "genital spots" in the nose, all possibility of 

suggestion being avoided. Ries, of Chicago, has been similarly 

successful with the method of Fliess (_American Gynaecology_, vol. 

iii, No. 4, 1903). Benedikt (_Wiener medicinische Wochenschrift_, 

No. 8, 1901, summarized in _Journal of Medical Science_, October, 

1901), while pointing out that the nose is not the only organ in 

sympathetic relation with the sexual sphere, suggests that the 

mechanism of the relationship is involved in the larger problem 

of the harmony in growth and in nutrition of the different parts 

of the organism. In this way, probably, we may attach 

considerable significance to the existence of a kind of erectile 

tissue in the nose. 

 

An interesting example of a reflex influence from the nose 

affecting the genital sphere has been brought forward by Dr. E.S. 

Talbot, of Chicago: "A 56-year-old man was operated on 

(September 1, 1903) for the removal of the left cartilage of the 

septum of the nose owing to a previous traumatic fracture at the 

sixteenth year. No pain was experienced until two years ago, when 

a continual soreness occurred at the apical end of the fracture 

during the winter months. The operation was decided upon fearing 

more serious complications. The parts were cocainized. No pain 

was experienced in the operation except at one point at the lower 

posterior portion near the floor of the nose. A profound shock to 

the general system followed. The reflex influence of the pain 

upon the genital organs caused semen to flow continually for 

three weeks. Treatment of general motor irritability with camphor 

monobromate and conium, on consultation with Dr. Kiernan, checked 

the flow. The discharge produced spinal neurasthenia. The legs 

and feet felt heavy. Erythromelalgia caused uneasiness. The 

patient walked with difficulty. The tired feeling in the feet and 

limbs was quite noticeable four months after the operation, 

although the pain had, to a great extent diminished." (Chicago 

Academy of Medicine, January, 1904, and private letter.) 

 

J.N. Mackenzie has brought together a great many original 

observations, together with interesting quotations from old 

medical literature, in his two papers: "The Pathological Nasal 

Reflex" (_New York Medical Journal_, August 20, 1887) and "The 

Physiological and Pathological Relations between the Nose and the 

Sexual Apparatus of Man" (_Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin_, 

January 1, 1898). A number of cases have also been brought 


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