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Old 03-22-2006, 02:37 PM   #9
Barry Cooper
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My bad. I need to be more careful before I spout off. I did actually read it, this time.

One interesting quote: "In the late 1800’s, the pioneering French doctor Philippe Tissiť observed that phobias and epilepsy could be beneficial for athletic training. A few decades later, the German surgeon August Bier measured the spontaneous long jump of a mentally disturbed patient, noting that it compared favorably to the existing world record. These types of exertions seemed to defy the notion of built-in muscular limits and, Bier noted, were made possible by ‘‘powerful mental stimuli and the simultaneous elimination of inhibitions.’’"
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