On the occasion of the inauguration of the new and magnificent buildings of the Medical School of Harvard University in Boston, President Eliot and Dr. J. J. Putnam, professor of the diseases of the nervous system, asked me to deliver before the students some lectures about pathological psychology. I greatly appreciated this honour, and tried to sum up before the American students some elementary psychological researches about a well-known disease. Hysteria, in order to show them how the study of the mental state of the patient can sometimes be useful to explain many disturbances and to give some unity to apparently discordant symptoms. So the following fifteen lectures were given in the Harvard Medical School between the fifteenth of October and the end of November, 1906. Some of these lectures were also delivered in Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, at the request of Professor J. M. Baldwin, and in the medical school of Columbia University in New York, at that of Professor Allen Starr. I avail myself of the opportunity of this publication to offer my best thanks to these professors and their colleagues for their invitation and hearty welcome. Let me, too, thank here my friend M. Edouard Philippi, for the very useful help he gave me in drawing up these lectures in a foreign language. Boston, Massachusetts, November 25, 1906.
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