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THE PEOPLE OF THE WALLED CITY
By EDWARD HUNTINGTON WILLIAMS, M. D.
Formerly Assistant Physician. Matteawan State Hospital for the Crim?
inal Insane, and Manhattan State Hospital for the Insane, Ne?, York
nity, . ' n ?
: . "?"k
S kei lony, a Mormon
settlement, ? ?? ??? at,and fin?ls a new w?
? ,*cn nov? If"- Here h? find
onlinar>* human beings like himself, who are living liv? ;
like our own in the in, and yel with di tin? I differ
? ? ' .
Bui ' ? ?? ?? other int? ?? ting i ommuniti?
wort?! who ? doing in quit? int? r
rilling than th?*se ol pro aie
Shaker or Tnq pisl ely guanltnl, h
nsti? ?? ? rn.il menl ;
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But there are many things i
Within the tightly el
r tions, almost the sai in 1
ii real ..... normal
Hut in i t most I
. |i. |n ti
It is this 1
n for i
i ' tiimai
i ,. .
su? h hallu? ?nations who springs from his chair now and
again, shaking his fist in the air and cursing his tor
? ? ? . '.:, ii he . an b< ar tin ir torments no longer,
0 ionally, though far less frequently, the imaginary
.nit ?messag? ? And then the li ?tener
'? to himself. or even laughs ?outright ?it the funny
they '? 11 hii ,
Bui bj i r th? mosl dangerous an?! all too ???.nnnoii
? that known technically as "paranoia,''
? pularlv as monomania. This is the type
? re all t?* i ilt? ometimes remain
non !. aii'l judgm? nl and
pija oning power ?ecm unimpaired rave only
'u(' on th? ibject of delusion. Unfortunately
" lu u ually one of imaginan' pe?
.. ?uti'.n. An employer, a friend, ora relative
i plotting against the victim. Day after ?lay
. .'? ? ' .-ut his Im il ' ? f'lly bearing
. until ' ? load bei ?i ? intolerable;
and then may con* me ti rtible ti
., the a-.a iination of a Garl
Hun.' ? "
A ? member of the Walle?! City coi i
? ptii '. He is intelligent, a? live, an
ful l|. ?? d the lit? rature of '?'.< da; . in?! < an dis
II ul ?? ? ?i ?? l?g? ? -: nd kigi? ally, save only
?? thai most vitallv ?concerns him. ?o one bul
..ii expert ma etect hi bnon lity, uni? familiar
lei? i??n. Bui to n main a
?. ? ? nent memlter of tl nity; for no ?
. ever Ik?? ii known
There are still other ty| ...
known familiar! "pan !'? fferers from I
form '?:'??? n??l quit? be f<?ttn?l in*
?n the mon rati ? i
Ii ntiall e that is eonfn
line initial l iminal
Pal ? '
. . ' .. .
VU of the)
reare " toerats"
nd the "com?
f seated neat
? ? mm? sneak 1
lit of the I
. ? ? tiotial enotlj
? ? ? ?
n??t the Pi
[t tr-, this tV|
' '< 11
I ? v\
1 the plea? ?I
ins,? I . : 1
number of medical experts pro and oon testihe?!
trial. Bui il was brought oui that the a
.pent miu li of hi- time while in jail playing
the best player in the place. This fact so ii ?
jury (as I was told by a juryman afterward I
weighed aU other ? \i<l?n??. They argu? I that l D
was shamming: that any man who could pi
weU was "not so very crazy." And yet there an ? ??-.-?
every asylum men rodenttnted thai nojui ;
to te? ?.gni/.e their true mental condition wl |
?ii. lire players.
Cap! playing, ind? < d, i o? of th hiel
among the patients of th? riminal asylum. Pi ?
in)* till nighl groups of players maj
for the moment "t' delusions and haUucin I
ta ?< inati? ?n -1 i the game.
/"\\ E fn qu< '.'!' ' ? - a pat? nt en?
^*/ ??: ting the rung of a ?hair, gri| i
twisting an?! turning it with his hands, until
piratic* ' " . Anon be vari s th? perl n ?
h< Hiking the end ? I i ngers togeth? r, ?
until they relax and snap apart fron
exhaustion, "r he may stand ?before the h i
window, ?grasping a pair of them ?bet\veen I
.? ind pull a if !.? woul '
teel. T< ? the uninil uch a? tions arc
freaks <'i" an insane man. Bui the men I I
ward, if you ask him, will tell you 1 ti marii
nt his I'm."
practise his prof? n su ful :
.??!. Hi> "? ?
, is that oj
The At ten ?Jar ?
Was a Crac?
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ftl i "
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\? ? lit? o enigmal :
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'. ? many tii
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He i is pre?
one t han 11 tch ringci ?
nd ston* man, " 1
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? I ? far !
? ? Iways
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listening to. Ii I !
Hing l ? toi n foi
?.th of 1 I
jeet that ap|*eal I il
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