Plaut's hallucinosis


Plaut's hallucinosis
   The eponym Plaut's hallucinosis refers to the German psychiatrist Felix Plaut (1877-1940). It was conceptualized by Plaut in or shortly before 1913 as a form of *syphilitic hallucinosis occurring in the absence of any neurological signs. Prior to Plaut's conceptualization of this clinical syndrome, the term 'syphilitic madness' was employed.
   References
   Plaut, F. (1913). Über Halluzinosen der Syphilitiker. Berlin: Verlag von Julius Springer.
   Quétel, C. (1992). The history of syphilis.Trans-lated by Braddock, J., Pike, B. Baltimore, MA: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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