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further observations. It will be seen that A.N.'s results (_ante_
p. 117) seem in the main to correspond to Von Roemer's.
 Even counting the pulse is a comparatively recent method of
physiological examination. It was not until 1450 that Nicolas of Cusa
advocated counting the pulse-beats. (Binz, _Deutsche medizinische
Wochenschrift_, October 6, 1898.)
 I leave this statement as it stands, though since the first
publication of this book it has ceased to be strictly accurate.
 Sanctorius, _Medicina Statica_, Sect. I, aph. lxv.
 _American Journal of Obstetrics_, xiv, 1882.
 _Zooenomia_, Section XXXVI.
 I reproduced these notes in full in earlier editions of this volume.
 Moll refers to the case of a man whose erotic dreams occurred every
fortnight, and always on Friday night (_Libido Sexualis_, Band I, p. 136).
One is inclined to suspect an element of autosuggestion in such a case;
still, the coincidence is noteworthy.
 See Durkheim, _Le Suicide_, p. 101.
 We must, of course, see here the results of the disorganization
produced by holidays, and the exhaustion produced by the week's labor; but
such influences are still the social effects of the cosmic week.
 E. Smith, _Health and Disease_, Chapter III. I may remark that,
according to Kemsoes (_Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift_, January 20,
1908, and _British Medical Journal_, January 29, 1898), school-children
work best on Monday and Tuesday.
 See Appendix B.
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