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August 14, 1915

Trauma und Psychose mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Unfallbegutachtung.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(7):644. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580070078035

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The groundwork of this study is a careful analysis of 378 cases of psychic disturbance or mental disease following, for the most part, vocational accidents. Dealing as it does with the effects of such accidents, the influence of trauma on the development of psychoses in children before the end of school time is not considered. Those cases are considered, however, which, although due to trauma, did not come under the accident compensation law and are, therefore, not influenced by claims for damages, as such cases frequently give a clearer insight into the traumatic origin of many psychoses. Epilepsy is given separate consideration, as it does not belong, strictly speaking, to the psychoses. In the first part the author discusses the general proposition of psychoses following trauma. He disagrees with Schlager and Krafft-Ebing, who hold that psychoses following head injuries have characteristics which distinguish them as traumatic, but thinks that a

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