The horrors of delirium tremens
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Preface although the papers of the day frequently contain startling accounts of one after another who fall victims to that diseasèj which is denominated delirium tremens, yet, it is not understood by the public, for there has been no one who has himself suffered so far as to be able to give a full description ofthis terrible scourge —who has published a statement of facts showing the true causes of that unparalleled suffering which the man endures, who has what is callee^ the delirium tremens. the writer of the following pages, at least, has no knowledge of any such.publication, and has often found that those with whom he has conversed on the subject, were entirely ignorant respecting the influences which produce that state of mind in which so many are destroyed. it is well known to physicians, and all othérs who have aoen persons that were aflíñicted with delirium tremens, that the sufferers themselves almost invariable complain of being tormented by devils, and declare that they can both see and hear...