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Bryan, D. (1927). British Psycho-Analytical Society. Bul. Int. Psychoanal. Assn., 8:446-448.

(1927). Bulletin of the International Psycho-Analytic Association, 8:446-448

British Psycho-Analytical Society

Douglas Bryan

First Quarter, 1927

January 19, 1927. Dr. W. Inman: Eye diseases and emotional states. The paper dealt with observations in an ophthalmic practice with a view to elucidating the relationship of emotional stress to organic lesions of the eye. The investigation had been originated by a case published in 1921 where severe uveo-parotitic paralysis with partial blindness was cured by the administration of thyroid after the possibility of a septic origin had been excluded. As described, the disease appeared to have been connected directly or indirectly with a severe bereavement five years earlier.

Cases were related showing the incidence of cyclitis, ocular hemorrhage, glaucoma, etc., occurring on the anniversary of the father's or mother's death, and details were given of the results of an incomplete analysis of a case of keratitis with much vascularisation of the cornea. During the analysis the inflammation was found to vary with the emotional state of the patient.

Attention was drawn to the fact that very rarely in this and other analyses did the patients refer to the dates of preceding mental distress, though there was reason for suspecting the importance of the latter to the patients.

February 2, 1927. Miss Mary Chadwick: Six months' experiment at a Nursery School.

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