ALTERNATING PERSONALITIES; THEIR ORIGIN AND MEDICO-LEGAL ASPECT

R. OSGOOD MASON
1896 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
of reiterated and confident assertion, unsupported by a particle of proof or argument, simply ignoring repeated demonstrations of its baselessness is enormous. It is, for instance, at the basis of all advertising and we constantly see, in religion and politics, the most absurd doctrines gain a foothold by the simple process of stating them over and over again. Such a position is a short lived one perhaps, when based upon no element of truth, but it seems a pity that so powerful an agency should
more » ... ul an agency should not be made to do better and more permanent work by having something real behind it, and this something is for us a diagnosis. ALTERNATING PERSONALITIES; THEIR ORIGIN AND MEDICO-LEGAL ASPECT.
doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430990006001a fatcat:ownh25ptdngbbpamjo76mewaja