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A CASE OF CIRCULAR INSANITY STUDIED FROM CLINICAL, DIFFERENTIAL AND FORENSIC STANDPOINTS.

RICHARD DEWEY, A.M., M.D.
JAMA. 1904;XLII(18):1127-1133. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490630013001e.
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INTRODUCTION.  The case of X. merits study from several points of view: First, with reference to diagnosis owing to the conflicting opinions expressed by experts during the patient's lifetime, as to the form of mental disease; also in a medicolegal sense, on account of the great number and variety of legal contests growing out of the patient's mental condition, in which he himself actively and often brilliantly participated. The case also incidentally involves the study of a remarkable personality, and the clinical history consists largely in the narration of extraordinary acts, "antics" and vagaries of a mad but acute and brilliant mind. Finally the findings resulting from the examination of the brain present much of interest in both a positive and negative sense.The following statement of the case has been prepared from personal observation of the patient when under my care in the State Hospital

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