TC your knowledge and presentation is second to none. Especially like the mention of Brown-Sequard.
I did a piece on Charles E. Brown-Sequard for an assignment on performance enhancement.
The improvement in the arc of urine he documented was one of the most amusing aspects of his 'discoveries'. That's a real one to bring up down the pub or over dinner. Also his explusion of fecal matter was more powerful than ever. Obviously these things were important to him, as he'd probably been bunged up for years.
For those who want to know ehat he found he originally commented ...
"The day after the first subcutaneous injection, and still more after the two succeeding ones, a radical change took place in me.
I had regained at least all the strength I possessed a good many years ago.
My limbs, tested with a dynamometer, for a week before my trial and during the month following the first injection, showed a decided gain of strength.
I have had a greater improvement with regard to the expulsion of fecal matters than in any other function.
With regard to the facility of intellectual labour, which had diminished within the last few years, a return to my previous ordinary condition became quite manifest."
He was about 72 at the time.