Collected Contributions Volume 2

Collected Contributions Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...disappeared; and his memory became clear. The man had varied experiences with alcohol and women. His serum was negative to the Wassermann reaction. Alcohol may have been a factor in producing the condition in which he entered the hospital. Note--This patient was admitted again in July, 1914, and in much the same condition as before. He was over-fatigued at the time of the Salem fire. The remaining unclassified cases may be briefly summarized: Oasn 1. No. 1133, male, 18, single; brought in by the police in a dazed condition. Seemed to have amnesia for four days. Had run away from home many times. The first time was at ten years and because he had stolen some money. Had been on the point of marrying a girl and when he learned from her that she was already married, he wanted "to go to the dogs" and to "drink himself to death." He was discharged in three weeks. Psychopathic personality, alcohol and hysteric amnesia are mentioned in the discharge note. He was later heard from about to enter upon a jail sentence in Vermont. CASE 2. No. 12087, female, 20, single, colored. Patient showed no interest in surroundings, tried to escape, and exhibited many impulsive acts. Answered very few questions, and those with one or two words. Said a fortune-teller talked to her, especially at night. She had jumped from window at home. She had to be restrained. She thought she was the fortune-teller who had told her she must marry a certain "underworld" colored man, who himself had used undue influence upon her. In four days she had lost all these seeming hallucinations, and was no longer timid and impulsive. She mingled freely with other patients and was a useful helper. Hysteria and dementia precox are suggested in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968247
  • 9781236968241