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.
   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.

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  • syphilitic hallucinosis —    The term syphilitic hallucinosis is used to denote a hallucinatory state attributable to syphilis. The medical Latin name syphilis comes from the Latin sus (swine), and the Greek philos (friend of). It was introduced in a medical didactic poem …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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