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Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the ...
Georges Didi Huberman
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Page 239 - bear in mind, that, along with the injury, there is a factor which most probably plays a much more important part in the genesis of these symptoms than the wound itself. I allude to the fright experienced by the patient at the moment of the accident, and which
Page 290 - extent of the paralysis in the limbs, and the total absence of it in the face and tongue, are certainly evidence in favour of its hysterical character, for although hysterical paralysis occurs in all parts of the trunk and extremities, it very rarely, if ever, attacks the
Page 165 - X—, in. my father, a professor of Oriental languages, well known in the scientific world, and in my sister, a painter possessed of much talent. " In conclusion, I beg you to remark that I am obliged at the present time to say things which I wish to retain in my memory, whereas formerly it
Page 286 - we have passed in review. We have here unquestionably one of those lesions which escape our present means of anatomical investigation, and which, for want of a better term, we designate dynamic or functional lesions.
Page 290 - lorsque celle-ci est tirée hors de la bouche. Vous savez que ces phénomènes existent au contraire toujours à un certain degré "—c'est presque toujours qu'il faut lire—" dans l'hémiplégie par lésion en foyer du cerveau.
Page 251 - COOPER MEDICAL SAN FRANCISCO, CAL and is not to be removed from the Library Room by any person or
Page 343 - there is a temporary arrest in the function of that part of the sensorium which presides over and controls the movements and sensations of the periphery " (Page,
Page 297 - Now, •observe, I do not say imaginary paralyses, for indeed these motor paralyses of psychical origin are as objectively real as those depending on an organic lesion ; they simulate them, as you will soon see, by a number of identical clinical characters, which render their diagnosis very difficult.
Page 16 - that there still exists at the present time a great number of morbid states, evidently having their seat in the nervous system, which leave in the dead body no material trace that can be discovered. Epilepsy, hysteria, even the most inveterate cases,
Page 298 - which constitute the conscience properly so-called, the ego. It is for this reason that the movements which exteriorly represent the acts of unconscious cerebration are distinguished by their automatic and purely mechanical character. Then it is truly that we see before us the human machine in all its simplicity, dreamt of by De la Mettrie.