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JAMA. 1891;XVI(12):407-409. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410640011001c.
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Incredible as it may seem, I trust the readers of The Journal, will not consider me a fit subject for an insane asylum in reporting what I sincerely believe to be a fact. I most cordially invite any member of the profession to examine- this unique pathological freak with me and trust you will avail yourself of the invitation. I fully appreciate the amount of criticism I will receive in reporting this case, and I realize that you wills take the same version of the case that I did before I examined her. Notwithstanding I had good authority regarding her malady, I could not for an instant entertain the statements in any other light than those applied to a case of pure and adulterated deception; but since my examination and two months constant, care I have changed my views, and feel that I am fully prepared to substantiate my statement


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