Mademoiselle X: Living While Dead

In 1882, a French Neurologist first recognized an … unusual illness

FRENCH NEUROLOGIST DR. JULES COTARD had to be surprised and confused by the female patient (known only as Mademoiselle X) brought to his office at the Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital in Paris one afternoon in 1882. The 43-year-old described a peculiar set of symptoms: she claimed she had…

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Dale M. Brumfield

Dale M. Brumfield

Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 11 books. More at www.dalebrumfield.net.