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Art and Images in Psychiatry
August 2014

Exorcism: The Miracles of St Ignatius of Loyola: Peter Paul Rubens

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Developmental Neuropsychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(8):866-867. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.2747

[E]xorcisms…are the natural resort and refuge…of active imagination co-operating with deficient observation and little-developed understanding.

Henry Maudsley1(p39)

We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself.…His psyche should be studied, because we are the origin of all coming evil.