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Judge Schreber's Nervous Illness Re-examined

  • W. J. Stanley (a1)
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Judge Schreber published Memoirs of My Nervous Illness in 1903 in which he described an illness since quoted as an outstanding example of paranoid schizophrenia and one which supports psychoanalytical explanations of the development of paranoia (first published in English in 1955 by MacAlpine & Hunter). The Schreber case became famous when Freud published his Psychoanalytical Notes Upon An Autobiographical Account of a Case of Paranoia (Dementia Paranoides) in 1911.

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