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March 1923


Author Affiliations

Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Divisions of Neurology and Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Illinois CHICAGO

Arch NeurPsych. 1923;9(3):347-357. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190210066004

This case is deemed worthy of report because of the remarkable history of fugues, which occupied almost five of the last fifteen years, in two attacks of which the patient married. Memory for the periods of automatism was recovered without hypnosis, although the patient repeatedly went into a hypnoidal state when the free association method was used. The following is an example of the replies received in this state. In association with the name Ac., which it was known had been adopted in earlier fugues, he said "Seems to be... natural another person altogether... the name seems right. ... I see him in a big store as a clerk.... He used to drink... not to excess... worked all the time, too.... The first time I met him in Colorado... stayed there a long time and went to Wyoming.... There is some connection with Reid Murdoch.1... ("Think of Reid Murdoch.") There's