Medical Times Volume 40

Medical Times Volume 40

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...to combat wrong impulses, but also a decided mental defect preventing their own recognition of these impulses, coupled with a childish delight in seeing what they can accomplish. Indeed there are frequent lapses into veritable childishness, although they are far from being guileless children. Esther, a Jewess, aged fifteen years; an attractive girl, with dark hair, blue eyes, clear complexion and beautiful teeth. Tall, strong and unusually well developed; the first born of seven children. Both parents are extremely nervous; familv history is fairly good, except that a paternal uncle died of pulmonary tuberculosis. Esther is a moral imbecile of middle-grade. She has had the ordinary diseases of childhood. Examined by several wellknown neurologists, they report "an irritable spine and many hysterical stigmata." In her twelfth year, a fall from a second story window caused frequent complaints of pain in the back. Six months later after a fall from a street car, she developed fainting spells of a hysterical nature. With poor memory, and in school no power of concentration, she was far behind others of her age, but could read, write and care for herself in every way.f Had once worked as a cash girl in a large department store, where, proving a disturbing element, she was discharged. Her father described her as "incorrigible, disobedient, untruthful, profane, vulgar, tricky and silly. Would steal at times, run away from home for a whole day, and loiter through stores, pricing what she could not buy." A confirmed malingerer, she would do anything to attract attention; telling the most specious lies, as to abuse, making the most damaging accusations and denials in the same breath. She alarmed the neighborhood by gesticulations...show more

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  • Paperback | 618 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907493
  • 9781236907493