Excerpt from The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 10: January-October, 1883
The cataleptic, even though placed standing and in a forced attitude, preserves a perfect equilibrium and appears as if petrified. The eyes are open, the gaze fixed, the physiog nomy impassive and, since the eyes wink but infrequently, the tears accumulate and soon trickle down the cheeks. The respiratory movements themselves partake of this immo bility. The pneumographic tracings indicate long pauses, represented by horizontal lines which intervene at wide intervals between Shallow depressions.
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