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After carefully reading this work, one is tempted to say "a little book with a big I." Essentially it is clinical, a report of cases of hysteria (mostly in soldiers) seen by the author. Of psychology, either of the special senses or of hysteria, there is just a trace. What strikes the reader is the constant emphasis placed on the discoveries and opinions of the author. The former are almost entirely rediscoveries of things known for many years or familiar to all neurologists who have done war work or read of it. The latter are for the most part either tiresomely trite or not those of a mature neurologist.
The psychology, what there is of it, is naive to a degree—quite "childlike and bland." Briefly stated, it is this: The person hysterically blind is so because he does not look, the hysterically deaf is so because he does not listen
THE CROONIAN LECTURES ON THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE SPECIAL SENSES AND THEIR FUNCTIONAL DISORDERS. Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(1):113–114. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190010120012
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