"If the brain, or some part of it, were not in a manner the fountain of sensation and motion, and more peculiarly the seat of the mind than the other bowels or members of the body; why should a slight inflammation of its membranes cause madness, or a small compression of it produce a palsy or apoplexy, while a like inflammation of the stomach or liver, or a compression or obstruction of these bowels, have no such effects?"
— Whytt, Robert (1714-1766)
(Sect. I, pp. 6-8)
Robert Whytt, An Essay on the Vital and Other Involuntary Motions of Animals (Edinburgh: Printed by Hamilton, Balfour, and Neill, 1751). <Link to Google Books>