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July 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(1):55-61. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370070068006

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Once introduced into the spirit realm, a mortal finds that bonds have been formed which facilitate subsequent and perhaps even involuntary access to its confines. Only one so uniquely singled out can know this fact, however incredulously it may be received by the uninitiated. Yet a fact it is, or the episode about to be related could not have taken place. Transfer to the serene continent above is usually effected when the terrestrial pilgrim is in the state which mimics death, namely sleep. Then his soul casts off its material vesture and mounts the chariot invisible bound for the fields known as Elysian.

My second visit to our immortal colleagues took place recently one night, while I was at a meeting of the American Dermatological Association. I was worn out with a day of golf and entertainment, into which a scientific session had annoyingly insinuated itself. Candor compels the admission

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