Dissociation and Trauma Archives

A case of double consciousness

Title
A case of double consciousness
LC Subject
Multiple personality Meningitis
Creator
Wilson, Albert, 1854-1928
Description
Dr. Albert Wilson documents his experiences as the primary physician of an adolescent girl who, over the course of four years, displayed more than a dozen distinct identities. Each persona was unique in its memories, mental capabilities, physical disturbances, aesthetic abilities and moral development. The first secondary personality appeared while the girl suffered from an "attack of meningitis." The physician hypothesizes that vaso-motor changes in the brain may play a central role in the etiology of this case of double consciousness. Finally, while considering the violent and socially deviant nature of some of the patient's personalities, Wilson examines moral and legal responsibility as it relates to the acts committed by individuals with dissociated identities.
Issued
1903
Identifier
diss_wils_acase_1903
Rights
Public Domain Mark 1.0
Source
University of Oregon Knight Library, RC321 .J82. The Journal of Mental Science, vol. 49, p. 640-658.
Language
English
Type
Text
Format
application/pdf
Set
Dissociation and Trauma Archives
Primary Set
Dissociation and Trauma Archives
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
Wilson, A. (1903). A case of double consciousness. Journal of Mental Science, 49, 640-658.
Contained In Journal
The Journal of Mental Science