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Eder, M.D. (1925). A Note on 'Shingling'. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 6:325-326.

(1925). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 6:325-326

A Note on 'Shingling'

M. D. Eder

A young lady suffering from anxiety-hysteria had made many appointments with her hairdresser to have her hair shingled. On each occasion she found some excuse for putting off the operation, even when she had already entered the hairdresser's shop; she would be late home or the weather was bad and she would catch cold. She decided that the real reason was an uncertainty about the effect upon her appearance. After many postponements she at last kept her appointment; she felt very uneasy, with a sinking sensation at the pit of the stomach, when the hairdresser took his scissors and held up a coil of hair; and when this coil was cut off she jumped up and declared she felt too ill to go on that day—she was dizzy and about to faint. Sal volatile, eau de cologne, etc.,

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