Vital Force - Physico-Physiological Researches
1851 First American Edition. The attempt to place Mesmerism within the domain of physics was a bold conception. It is an attempt to bring the whole of physiology into the strict limits of chemical philosophy. The establishment of the existence of the odic force is that which was wanting to reply to most of the questions respecting life. No doubt much is yet to be desired in order to clear the obscurities enveloping the innumerable modifications of this force; but enlightenment reaches with a zeal which promises to unfold to us many a new principle, as well as many a new fact connected with this subject.