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The Mental Factor in Miners' Nystagmus

  • H. Wilfred Eddison (a1)

Through the kind recommendation of the late Dr. W. H. R. Rivers I was appointed by the Medical Research Council to undertake a study of the psychoneurotic aspects of miners' nystagmus for six months in 1920–21, and subsequently given permission to publish my results.

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(1) Llewellyn, , Miners' Nystagmus, pp. 4, 5.

(2) Llewellyn, , op. cit., p. 23.

(3) Llewellyn, , op. cit., p. 5.

(4) Llewellyn, , op. cit., pp. 7 and 134.

(5) Cf. Stassen, , La Fatigue de l'appareil Visual, p. 208.

(6) Llewellyn, , op. cit., pp. 98 et seq.

(7) Llewellyn, , op. cit., Chap. I.

(8) Jones, Ernest, Papers on Psycho-analysis, Glossary.

(9) Jones, Ernest, Treatment of the Neuroses, pp. 41 et seq.

(10) Out of 1,000 cases of war-neuroses which the author has examined 9 had irregular nystagmoid movements of the eyes in the absence of signs of organic nervous disease. Vide Culpin, , The Nervous Patient, p. 206.

(11) Llewellyn, , op. cit., p. 133.

(12) Llewellyn, , op. cit., p. 19.

(13) Llewellyn, , op. cit., p. 94.

(14) Inman, W. S. in Culpin's The Nervous Patient, Chap. XVI, p. 216.

(15) If a person suffering from organic disease of some particular organ begins to suffer from a psychoneurosis, symptoms referable to the affected organ will be prominent among those of the psychoneurosis.

(16) A close parallel is to be seen in the war-neuroses in cases where an hysterical paraplegia, contracture or other symptom serves to remove the man from an intolerable environment by rendering him incapable of carrying on. Vide Culpin, , The Nervous Patient, pp. 175 et seq. Writers' and telegraphists' cramp afford an exact parallel.

(17) Stassen, , op. cit., p. 207. Llewellyn, , op. cit., Preface, p. viii.

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The Mental Factor in Miners' Nystagmus

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