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PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL RESEARCHES:
STUDIES IN MENTAL DISSOCIATION

Boris Sidis, M. A., Ph.D., M.D.
with
William A. White, M.D., George M. Parker, M.D.

1908
Boston: Richard G. Badger

 

PLATE X

Shows automatic handwriting. The patient in the normal waking state with her eyes shut was placed at the automatograph and was asked to describe an elephant. While she was giving the description, the hand was making movements of writing corresponding to the words which she used to describe the animal. The same thing occurred when she was asked to describe the appearance of her mother. The hand kept on making writing movements of which the patient was unconscious.

 

 

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