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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. Excerpt: ...to occupy the day the Surrogate states that he will wait until half past four, and the case then to proceed on Saturday, July 17, at 10 1-2 A. M. upon the same conditions. July l(i, 1880. Dii. EmvAKi) 0. Svitzka, a witnesss on behalf of the contestants, being duly sworn, testifies: By Mr. Curtis: Q. Yon are a physician and surgeon, are you not? A. I am. Q. Where did you graduate? A. At the University in the city of New York in the medical department. Q. You have been an expert in several cases? A. I have acted in that capacity in several cases. Q. Name three or four V A. The (rosling case, the Polcato murder trial, the lloss, Murphy and Dickie will cases and some others. Q. I believe it was your essay on mental alienation that secured the golden medal? A. No, sir; I was awarded a prize of 100 guineas by. the British Psycological Association. 1818 1819 1820 Q. You have given this subject a good deal of attention, have you not? A. Almost my exclusive attention and study. Q. What is your definition of insanity? A. Insanity is a symptom of disorder of the brain in which the will power is involved and perverted or destroyed. Q. What is the definition of delusion? A. Delusion is a false belief; I make a distinction between an ordinary delusion and an insane delusion. Q. Please state your distinction'? A. An ordinary 1821 delusion is a false belief such as a man mav fall into through ignorance or through the defective state of science--for instance a belief that the world was flat and which was believed for a long period. An insane delusion is one in which a person believes a fact contrary to all evidence and experience, and which he can't be reasoned out of. Q. What do you mean by hallucination'? A. An hallucination is a false perception in which something...show more

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  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978412
  • 9781236978417