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February 16, 1907

The Dissociation of a Personality. A Biographical Study in Abnormal Psychology.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(7):635. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520330077028

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Abstract

This is the second work that has appeared within two years on the interesting subject of multiple personality and, like the previous one, it is based on the observations of a single case. The present volume is more thoroughly a case report, and the subject has been already introduced to the medical reader in one or two preliminary articles by the author. The patient certainly was an extraordinary instance of a peculiar condition. There were three principal personalities: B I, a saintly neurasthenic; B III, a mischievous, childish character, and B IV, who was a later appearance, a more normal individual, but yet not the real Miss Beauchamp, which name the author gives to the subject of his study. B I was unconscious of everything done by the personality B III and B IV. B IV was similarly amnesic of the ideas and sensory experiences of B I and B

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