ALCMAEON believes that the principal part of the soul,
residing in the brain, draws to itself odors by respiration.
Empedocles, that scents insert themselves into the breathing of the lungs; for, when there is a great difficulty in
breathing, odors are not perceived by reason of the sharpness; and this we experience in those who have the defluxion of rheum.
Plutarch. Plutarch's Morals. Translated from the Greek by several hands. Corrected and revised by. William W. Goodwin, PH. D. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company. Cambridge. Press Of John Wilson and son. 1874. 3.
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