nervous shock

nervous shock
Agitation and emotional tension of an acute nature, for the time rendering one incapable of deliberate action, sometimes operating through parts of the physical organism to produce bodily illness. Dulieu v White & Sons (Eng) 2 KB 669, 17 Times L R 555.

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