Hypnosis, false memory and multiple personality disorder

Robert W. RIEBER

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, 445 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA


This paper will present a historical review of the relationship between hypnosis, false memory, and MPD (DID). Since Morton Princes classic case of MPD (Prince, 1906), only 2 other cases rival Princes original work (Thigpen & Cleckley, 1957 ; Schreiber, 1973) in popularity. This paper will trace the most important cases of DID throughout the 19th century in such a way as to throw light upon the current malaise that faces anyone who is interested in the study of Dissociative Identity Disorder today.


Panel 9A   (Body-Mind)
Saturday, 18 September 1999

The Neurosciences and Psychiatry: Crossing the Boundaries

Joint Congress of the European Association for the History of Psychiatry (EAHP), the European Club for the History of Neurology (ECHN), and the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN)

Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland, 13-18 September 1999