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June 27, 1959

The Rorschach and the Epileptic Personality (Le test de Rorschach et la personalité épiletique)

JAMA. 1959;170(9):1132. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010090122032

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This book, originally published in France in 1955, is now available in the United States. It presents an excellent review of 77 articles on Rorschach studies in epileptic patients. The authors have conscientiously covered all the literature available between 1921 and 1956. In a commentary at the beginning of the book Dr. Piotrowski states, "In all the vast literature on the Rorschach method there is nothing like this book. It summarizes succinctly, but without omitting numerous important details, everything, probably, that has been said on the subject of Rorschach findings in epilepsy."

Section 1 reviews the theories of the epileptic personality. In reading section 2 close contact with a psychologist may be necessary, or the reader may find himself puzzled by technical details. The four pages of conclusions of this section, beginning on page 169, are very helpful. Section 3 describes Rorschach studies performed on 50 ambulant epileptic patients. Section

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