Stimulism

Stimulism

Stim"u*lism\, n. (Med.) (a) The theory of medical practice which regarded life as dependent upon stimulation, or excitation, and disease as caused by excess or deficiency in the amount of stimulation. (b) The practice of treating disease by alcoholic stimulants. --Dr. H. Hartshorne.
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