There is no more reason why the average man should be unaware of the instincts or the subconscious mind, than he should be ignorant of germs or of the need for fresh air. -from "The Drama of Nerves" Promising "accurate and up-to-date information... on the subject of nervous disorders" and a simple, comprehensive presentation of Freudian principles, this 1921 handbook for the layman was a bestseller in its day... and no wonder. Laying bare the mysteries of the mind-as they were understood at the time-this guide to "knowing our machine" is a fascinating glimpse inside how the human mind controls the human body. Discover the unexpected mental stimulus behind: . instincts such as hunger, fear, repulsion, and curiosity . race memories and ancient knowledge . the power of suggestion . physical complaints from insomnia to constipation . "female nervousness" . and much more. JOSEPHINE AGNES JACKSON (1865-1945) also wrote "Guiding Your Life With Psychology as a Key" (1937).