Dissociation and Trauma Archives

Multiplex personality

Title
Multiplex personality
LC Subject
Dissociation Multiple personality Amnesia Epilepsy
Creator
Myers, F. W. H. (Frederic William Henry), 1843-1901
Description
Two cases are covered by Dr. Myers. The first case is of Louis V. He suffered from epilepsy, hysteria and paralysis after a great fright from a viper. His memory would occasionally relapse back to a previous time period. Later in life he would oscillate back and forth between two personalities. Each personality seemed to be controlled by a different side of the brain. The second case is that of Felidia X. She suffered from the presence of a second personality. She was able to function in both of these states due to being put into a hypnotic trance. Dr. Myers compares the two cases on the grounds of morals vs. biology.
Issued
1886
Identifier
diss_myer_multi_1886
Rights
Public Domain Mark 1.0
Source
University of Oregon Knight Library, BF1011 .I4. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, vol. 4, p. 496-514.
Language
English
Type
Text
Format
application/pdf
Set
Dissociation and Trauma Archives
Primary Set
Dissociation and Trauma Archives
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
Myers, F.W.H. (1886). Multiplex personality. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 4, 496-514.
Contained In Journal
Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research