Found Poetry: On The Physiology of the Emotions

Caeteri Paribus, decerebrate.

Spinal,  brief duration.

Disgust,  góut, disgust,

(dégóut), disgust

Point d’appui.

Summon up the blood.

Set the teeth hard

And stretch the nostril wide

Lend the eye a terrible aspect

Hold hard the breath

Stiffen the sinews.

Do imitate the tiger.

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These are the  italicized words from

Two Lectures ON THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE EMOTIONS
Delivered at King’s College by F. W. Mott
Br Med J. 1908 April 11; 1(2467): 853–858.

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3 thoughts on “Found Poetry: On The Physiology of the Emotions

    • I love reading through old medical journals and look for found poetry. There is some elegant about their word choice and that the language is still accessible.

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