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alienist

An obsolete term for a
(1) Psychiatrist;
(2) Forensic psychiatrist.
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And in an even greater degree there is absolutely nothing visual as a basis for the decision of an alienist, which is the nearest parallel to this test which there is.
Carr C: The Alienist [reprint of 1994 publication].
German alienist Max Nordau, in his 1895 Degeneration, classified Swinburne as a "higher degenerate" for his "false and frequently delirious" thought, the clarity of which reflected the monomaniac's logical expression of illogical ideas.
Kreizler, the leader of this band of investigators, is an alienist, being the early term used for psychologists and psychoanalysts.
No, we won't" + Nurse Tate's runt + nuts, a stunt + Olwen's new lot + Ossian, Anais' sot, + pews, nun, unswept + radical "acid art" + ragged "egg art" + Roper's selfless report + salt, at last, + savannas, Anna, vast + Sidon, O monodist, + Sig, O logologist, + Silas's "A" list + Simone, no "mist" + sin, Eilat alienist, + solenoids Dione lost + sudsy Lily's dust + , sugar, a gust +, sullen Nel, lust + Wendel's sled newt + Alf's sad ass, flat, +, Arden, a maned rat + Avar Clive's evil cravat +, Ava, Vilas's saliva vat + Cats' rife first act +, Ella Mae, a mallet + felsite my metis left + inky Dee's seedy knit + , Irwin, Amos's Omani writ + "Lebanon" on a belt + Nan, ever a revenant, +Nat and Ed natant + Nat's old lost ant + Ned or a rodent + "Net no clams, malcontent
Although the prominent alienist Forbes Winslow testified that Brough was suffering from a "diseased brain," and pointed to the crime itself as ample proof of her madness -- "The act itself bears insanity stamped on its very face," he later wrote of the case -- (2) his colleague John Charles Bucknill criticized the verdict as a "legal fiction" intended to spare the life of a woman who would otherwise have hanged for her crimes.
Thanks to attentive research, Gallagher's narrative tapestry--particularly his portrayal of Victorian society on two continents--is as rich as that of Caleb Carr's The Alienist or The Angel of Darkness, with which the novel will undoubtedly be compared.
101) In November of that year, as the appeals process wore on, New York State refused to let Ruth be examined by a well known alienist (who had testified for the defense in the infamous Leopold and Loeb child murder case).
For mystery buffs, the MCI and Borders Summer Bookline recommends "The Alienist," by Caleb Carr.
18) "In all countries of the world," wrote the French alienist Louis Bertrand in 1857, "suicides are most common where education is the most diffused.
What did he really think of this group of alienists, as psychiatrists were then termed, coming into his study before he had even eaten his breakfast?
terms of traditional morality, where testifying alienists might try to