"[I]f otherwise, we endeavour in vain to correct his wrong judgment by reason or argument, since the disordered state of the brain makes a stronger impression upon the mind, than any arguments or external considerations whatever."
— Whytt, Robert (1714-1766)
(Sect. XI, pp. 312-3)
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>