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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

peoples that attention is chiefly directed to perfumes, and that under the 

conditions of modern life the interest in olfaction and its study has been 

revived. 

 

It is the genuinely stimulant qualities of odorous substances which led to 

the widespread use of the more potent among them by ancient physicians, 

and has led a few modern physicians to employ them still. Thus, vanilla, 

according to Eloy, deserves to be much more frequently used 

therapeutically than it is, on account of its excitomotor properties; he 

states that its qualities as an excitant of sexual desire have long been 

recognized and that Fonssagrives used to prescribe it for sexual 

frigidity.[29] 

 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[26] The opinions of psychologists concerning the aesthetic significance of 

smell, not on the whole very favorable, are brought together and discussed 

by J.V. Volkelt, "Der AEsthetische Wert der niederen Sinne," _Zeitschrift 

fuer Psychologie und Physiologie der Sinnesorgane_, 1902, ht. 3. 

 

[27] T.E. Shields, "The Effect of Odors, etc., upon the Blood-flow," 

_Journal of Experimental Medicine_, vol. i, November, 1896. In France, O. 

Henry and Tardif have made somewhat similar experiments on respiration and 

circulation. See the latter's _Les Odeurs et les Parfums_, Chapter III. 

 

[28] Fere, _Sensation et Mouvement_, Chapter VI; ib., _Comptes Rendus de 

la Societe de Biologie_, November 3, December 15 and 22, 1900. 

 

[29] Eloy, art. "Vanille," _Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des Sciences 

Medicales_. 

 


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