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  • In milder forms of neurasthenic disease, in cases of slight general depression not properly to be called melancholias, in the lesser grades of pure brain-tire, or where this is combined with some physical debility, I often order a "modified" or "partial rest."

    Fat and Blood An Essay on the Treatment of Certain Forms of Neurasthenia and Hysteria John K. [Editor] Mitchell 1871

  • Like most scholars, he can scarcely say that he ever has a sense of "brain-tire," because cold hands and feet and a certain restlessness of the muscular system drive him to take exercise.

    Wear and Tear or, Hints for the Overworked 1871

  • The indications of brain-tire, therefore, differ in different people, and are more and more apt to be referred to the thinking organ as it departs more and more from a condition of health.

    Wear and Tear or, Hints for the Overworked 1871


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