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Schreber's LawJurisprudence and Judgment in Transition$
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Peter Goodrich

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474426565

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426565.001.0001

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Introduction: On the Case

Introduction: On the Case

(p.1) Introduction: On the Case
(p.iii) Schreber’s Law

Peter Goodrich

Edinburgh University Press

Judge Daniel Paul Schreber, jurist, scholar, self-confessed poetaster, spiritualist and pianist fell famously ill first when, as a junior judge, he stood and failed to get elected to the Reichstag, the German parliament, in the fall of 1884. His ignominious defeat at the poles triggered a nervous breakdown, manifested in insomnia, hypochondria and weight loss. It resulted in a relatively brief stay in the Leipzig clinic run by Professor Flechsig, who on this occasion seems to have cured the judge. Eight years later, soon after his appointment to a senior judicial position, Senatspräsident of one of the three Chambers of the Royal Court of Appeals in Dresden, he suffered a second breakdown marked most notably by gender dysphoria and, to coin a phrase, ...

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