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(without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... CHAPTER XXII MANIFOLD PERSONALITY To illustrate the varying
nature of these alternations of consciousness, I may briefly
summarize two English cases which have recently been reported. The
first is of a girl of twelve, who was shown to the Clinical Society
of London by Dr. Albert Wilson in January, 1896.* In this case
there were no less than five different existences, including the
normal, and the condition is related to hysterical somnolence, or,
more accurately, to hystero-epilepsy. In 1895 the child had had
severe influenza, followed by great headache, with intolerance of
light and noise, probably meningitis, together with mania. After
six weeks the headache disappeared and muscular symptoms of
twitchings and opisthotonos developed with lividity and coma. She
had many fits a day. In June the old symptoms disappeared and a
fresh train of phenomena appeared. When in an apparently normal
state, she would shake, turn a somersault, and enter a new and
different mental state. Her memory for all events during health was
quite gone; but she would remember in one such fit what had
happened in a previous one. Thus was established a complete dual
existence. By education she learned the names of most things, but
always employed baby pronunciation. She would write backward, and
that quickly. When these attacks developed, she lost all power of
walking or standing till about August, 1895. In the early stage she
had fits of catalepsy, chiefly rigidity of the flexors. At times
she had five or six fits a day, lasting a few minutes, and at her
worst periods they lasted for days. She recovered from them quite
suddenly, was never surprised at her surroundings, but very
composed, and said she remembered nothing of what had occurred
during the attack. The most striking feature was o...
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