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April 16, 1938

Handbuch der Artefakte. Morphologische und funktionelle Simulationen und Dissimulationen

JAMA. 1938;110(16):1311. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790160069028

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The authors present a thorough analysis of the various types of malingering (simulation and dissimulation) so often resorted to for purposes of gain by individuals of normal psychic make-up and by patients of psychopathic constitution. The work is divided into eleven sections, with a number of subheadings. Hermann Stefan discusses simulation and dissimulation in psychiatry and neurology. A general discussion of this subject matter is presented and is followed by the description of the psychologic and psychopathic substrata for self-inflicted wounds and self mutilation. Case histories of individuals of sound mind, of congenital inferiority and of patients suffering from the symptom complex of epilepsy, schizophrenia and hysterical habitus augment the text. A thorough index and a summary of the material presented concludes the chapter. The second division of the work is contributed by Julius Mayr. Forty-one well executed photographic illustrations embellish the text. It deals particularly with skin lesions produced

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