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November 17, 1894

STIGMATA OF DEGENERACY IN THE ARISTOCRACY AND REGICIDES.Read in the Section on Neurology and Medical Jurisprudence, at the Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at San Francisco. June 5-8, 1894.

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JAMA. 1894;XXIII(20):745-749. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421250007001b

(Concluded from page 716).

Figure 20.—Charles Edward Nobiling. Born at Kolino (Posen), April 10, 1848. Died in the hospital at Berlin, Sept. 10, 1878. Typical (political mystic).

Assault on Emperor William June 2, 1873. Son of a suicide—attempted suicide after his act. Anarchist.

Well developed head and forehead. Small, sunken eyes. Long, slender ears. Arrest of bones of face and of jaw. Well developed nose.

Figure 21.—Nicholas Alphonse Aubertin. Inventor. Born July 26, 1835, at Bombas, (Moselle). Sent to the Bicêtre 1888. Attempted to assassinate Jules Ferry, December, 1887.

Persecutory, reasoning paranoiac, without hallucinations, complained of various persons who mixed up in his affairs, to whom he gave his hatred and insults. "But gradually, by a psychologic process, not at all surprising in exalted cases like this, he came to consider himself as personifying France, and making his political enemies those of the state, and conceiving the idea of punishing

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