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Books, Journals, New Media
May 6, 1998

Art and MindAdolf Wölfli: Draftsman, Writer, Poet, Composer

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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edited by Elka Spoerri, 252 pp, with illus, $39.95. ISBN 0-801403403-3, Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 1997.

JAMA. 1998;279(17):1405-1406. doi:10.1001/jama.279.17.1405

Seeing a psychiatric patient sometimes requires venturing to an institution, knocking on locked gates, showing identification, and adjusting to another way, language, world. Our patient might have been committed to prevent harm to himself and others. Such a patient could have been Adolf Wölfli, one of the most extraordinary artists of this century.1,2

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