Delusional misidentification

  title={Delusional misidentification},
  author={Hadyn D. Ellis and Jr. Whitley and J. P. Luaut{\'e}},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={117 - 118}
During the period 1923-1932 three papers by French psychiatrists were published that each described a different form of what we now term delusional misidentification (DMI). Though these seminal studies have not previously been publicly translated into English they have had an enormous impact upon the ideas of Anglophone psychiatrists, psychologists and neurologists. It is likely, however, that few subsequent investigators of DMS have had access to complete translations into English of the three… 
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