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3.  A century of psychiatry 
Medical History  1986;30(1):107-108.
PMCID: PMC1139600
4.  Lebenserinnerungen 
Medical History  1984;28(3):337.
PMCID: PMC1139457
5.  Bioterrorism 
PMCID: PMC1279302  PMID: 12461158
6.  What is phenomenology? A review. 
PMCID: PMC1292211  PMID: 2685304
9.  "Depressive pseudodementia" or "Melancholic dementia": a 19th century view. 
Nineteenth century views on the interaction between dementia, depressive illness, general paralysis and brain localisation are discussed in the context of a book by A Mairet entitled: Melancholic Dementia. It is shown that by 1883 there was already awareness of the fact that severe affective disorder could lead to cognitive impairment. General paralysis was the commonest diagnosis put forward to account for patients with depression who went on to develop dementia. Patients so diagnosed, however, often recovered and clinical and statistical analysis of Mairet's case histories suggests that some were in fact suffering from depressive pseudodementia. Evidence is marshalled to show that during the 19th century there was wide disagreement concerning the clinical domain, course and even histopathology of general paralysis. This casts doubt on the traditional view that this condition served as "a paradigm" for other psychiatric diseases during this period. It is shown that by the turn of the century these difficulties led to a redefinition of the concept of dementia and to a marked narrowing of the clinical bounds of general paralysis.
PMCID: PMC1028324  PMID: 3889224
10.  Tactile hallucinations: conceptual and historical aspects. 
A brief historical analysis of the general concept of hallucination is presented and the suggestion is made that it emerged as the unwarranted generalisation of a perceptual model that was meant to apply only to vision and the "distance senses". Against this background the evolution of tactile hallucinations is considered and its interaction with 19th century psychological theory explored. It is concluded that tactile hallucinations are sui generis phenomena which do not fit the conventional model and whose clinical identification rests on criteria so far unclear. A brief review of their taxonomy and diagnostic usefulness is presented. Some wider implications are drawn which should be relevant to the general concept of hallucination.
PMCID: PMC491362  PMID: 7042917

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