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Dermographia in the Insane

  • A. W. H. Smith (a1)

” In a recent murder trial at Los Angeles, California, one William Edward Hickman was indicted for the murder of a young schoolgirl. At the trial an attempt, which appears to have been unsuccessful, was made to set up a defence of insanity (dementia praecox).

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Dermographia in the Insane

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