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  1. Reality Lost and Regained. Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl.

    Reality Lost and Regained. Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl.

    With Analytic Interpretation by Marguerite Sechehaye. Translated by Grave Rubin-Rabson.
    First edition, first printing, in the first issue grained boards, of one of the earliest autobiographical accounts of schizophrenia, the "remarkable visions" (Alvarez) recorded and interpreted by the patient's Swiss psychoanalyst Marguerite A. Schervaye (1887-1964). Schervaye was a leader in the psychoanalytic treatment of schizophrenics and had spent seven years treating the subject of this account, a young woman named Réne who began having schizophrenic episodes as a child and was institutionalised during her teenage years. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1951

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 79205

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