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Osty, Dr Eugene - Supernormal faculties in Man – Mlle de Berly diagnoses a syphilitic taint in a child



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Supernormal faculties in Man- Dr Eugene Osty

 I will now give a brief and simple instance of supernormal perception of disease unperceived by any of the persons interested.

In September, 1920, Mme de D., a young war-widow, came for the first time to Mlle de Berly, who had never seen her and did not know her even by name. The latter proceeded in her usual way to give a delineation of the life, spoke of Mme de D.’s recent loss and happened to say,

“What a charming child you have! I see by you a little boy about eight years old . . . (physical and moral description here followed) . . . his health seems good -and you have had no anxiety on this score . . . but, believe me; have the child's blood examined and put him under medical care . . . his blood is affected and great trouble might arise in the future."

Mme de D. took her child to Dr. N., asking him to examine the blood. A very positive Bordet-Wasserman reaction was found. There was nothing to lead the mother to apprehend a syphilitic taint. It was a painful surprise to her.

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Osty, Dr Eugene

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