alienism


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alienism

(1) Mental disorder.
(2) An obsolete term for the study of mental disorders (i.e., psychiatry).  (3) Asplenia.
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155, emphasis added), and goes on: 'Unquestionably the Jews, having been more than any other race exposed to the adverse moral influences of alienism, must, both in individuals and in groups, have suffered some corresponding moral degradation' (p.
not-very-Grimm fairy tales"--made a specifically musical argument concerning the alienism of the Jew.
Although as a homeless Jew he would be susceptible to the charge of alienism (Eliot's term for international disinterestedness), as a professional musician, Klesmer is interested.