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JAMA Revisited
September 15, 2020

Occultism and Insanity

JAMA. 2020;324(11):1113. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.13620

Originally Published September 18, 1920 | JAMA. 1920;75(12):779- 782.

William House, M.D., Portland, Ore.

The times are out of joint. The world is not crushed or dismembered or otherwise in hopeless condition, and recovery from its injuries may be anticipated with the cheerful assurance that it will in time and in accordance with the laws of evolution be a better place to live in than ever. But it suffers from disarticulations resulting from the World War, and the interference with functioning is painful. Convalescence is even now established, and, though there are occasional symptoms of recrudescence, the ultimate prognosis is excellent.