Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
In January 1904, a mental patient dressed as Napoleon protests the food
served in his hospital room by throwing it at the attendant. Shocked, the
attendant summons two others to give the patient a beating. Left alone, the
patient escapes from his cell and flees the sanitarium. He is chased through
the countryside by the three attendants, skillfully evades them, and quietly
returns to the hospital. The battered attendants limp back to find him calmly
reading a newspaper.
Schneider I. Mental Illness, Movies. JAMA. 2004;292(10):1239-1240. doi:10.1001/jama.292.10.1239