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Burr, C.B. (1916). Art in the Insane. Psychoanal. Rev., 3(4):361-385.

(1916). Psychoanalytic Review, 3(4):361-385

Art in the Insane

C. B. Burr, M.D.

Abstract.—Pictorial art of the insane is very largely representative of emotional states and complexes. It is frequently erotic, has to do with primal instincts and, among those who have pursued art study, is often subtly symbolic.

This is in effect “A Study of Scraps of Paper” and the title might well be thus revised. The purpose in its presentation is to stimulate attention to little things which so commonly furnish interesting clues to mental processes.

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