In Dr. Turner's paper on the classification of insanity in the January number of the Journal occurs this passage: “It is from cases of this class” (epileptic insanity, psychasthenia, morbid obsessions, and impulse) “that subtle dialecticians seek to prove there may be disorder of conduct without disorder of mind.” As I am the only person who has ever made any distinction between disorder of conduct and disorder of mind, or has ever said that the one may be disordered without disorder of the other, it is manifest that I am the subtle dialecticians referred to by Dr. Turner, and I must express to him my obligation for justifying me in the future use of the royal We. We must point out to him, however, that after the manner and habit of members of this Association, he attributes to Us views that We have never expressed and never held. We have, indeed, taught for many years, and iterated and reiterated, that disorder of mind may exist without disorder of conduct, and this view is again expressed in Our paper published in this Journal in October, 1910, but We have never expressed the opinion, subtle dialecticians though We may be, that disorder of conduct ever exists apart from disorder of mind. Perhaps Dr. Turner will be so good another time as to verify his references.
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