Rick Seddon wrote:

> Vittoz's book is entitled "The Treatment of Neurasthenia By Means of
> Brain Control".

I've read this about Vittoz's treatment:
    ... a key part of which involved Vittoz's placing his hand on the
    forehead of the patient in order to feel the vibrations of the
    "cerebal hemispheres."

These statements lead me to think about the lines:
    Damyata: The boat responded
    Gaily, to the hand expert with sail and oar
    The sea was calm, your heart would have responded
    Gaily, when invited, beating obedient
    To controlling hands

   Rick Parker