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Re: (TFT) insanity
From: Mark Tapley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nice work, and lots of it! I read through fairly fast, so I may have
missed these but:
Thanks a lot Mark.
Brain tumors? Affect behaviour, but not obvious externally. I think this
may fit in with some of the Intracranial Infective Disorders or Cerebral
I'll have to look into that. I does seem like an obvious one to miss.
In an unrelated comment, I wish I still had all the reference notes on the
insanity table. I seem to have lost them. The table is the result of about
three years of casual research. You know, a handful of weekends out of a
year. I prefer to cite the sources when I can. It looks more 'scholarly'
and helps suspension of disbeleif.
Migraine headaches? Same notation. I've seen these discussed elsewhere
(handicap tables), but your framework is so nearly complete I'd like to see
them put in as well.
Migrane headaches? Really? While this may be true (I'll dig into it)
two things spring to mind. First I have found that people who read the
insanity tables make comments like "I suffer from all of these." At which
point I point out that they can rest assured that while everyone has
tendencies similar to the insanities, after meeting someone with a full blow
case, there is no doubt that they have gone too far and the rest of us are
But Migranes. The few people I know who suffer from migranes are sane
enough. And with asprin companies pushing their products there are a lot of
people who suffer from headaches who think they are migranes. It just seems
that Migranes are too comon in the popular mind. Putting them in the box
with the other insanities may possibly drag too many sane people in with
David Michael Grouchy II
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