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ca. 1930 / 12:00
James D. Page (University of Rochester, School of Medicine)
Silent, black-and-white.

Shot with only a stationary camera, this film records eighteen patients in scenes of 15 to 45 seconds. The inmates, white adults of both sexes, stand or sit, mostly outdoors, at a red-brick institution with porches and well-kept lawns. This is not the closed, Dantesque world of The Snake Pit (1948)... Each patient performs a single symptom. Extravagant bodily symptoms predominate: gestures, tics, and postures…

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