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a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli

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Might the whole story of the cataleptic Russian and his son be a concoction of Dr.
The waiter, after standing for some seconds rigid, like a cataleptic, turned round and ran madly out of the room.
A momentary silence that ensued was broken by Mr F.'s Aunt, who had been sitting upright in a cataleptic state since her last public remark.
Between them, Lyons and Camp trace the move from the aesthetics of classical tragedy to those of the bourgeois drama, while Vila considers the theatricality inherent to the clinical observation and aesthetic representation of cataleptics. Galvez and Hogg address the different modes of perception and attendant emotions induced by the crystal and the portrait.
In "Going Cataleptic: Ecstatic Extremes and 'Deep' Thinking In and Around Diderot," Anne Vila investigates the commonalities between the exalted emotional state of ecstasy and the previously unexplored medical discourse on catalepsy in eighteenth-century France.
It is tempting simply to recapitulate the many stories Appignanesi tells, for they are fascinating, especially those from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, when murderesses, cataleptics, and erotomaniacs were analyzed and treated (and in the process, Appignanesi suggests, often produced) by empiricists, mesmerists, and psychoanalysts.
Tracing the evolution of the zombie mythos from Summarian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Celtic antiquity, to the cataleptics of 18th century Europe, to the 'living mummies' of 19th century Japan, "Zombies" is a fascinating reader that is both informed and informative.
Fixity of ideas was also a defining characteristic of cataleptics, a patient group that Tissot examined in his Traite de la catalepsie, de l'extase, de la migraine, et des maladies du cerveau (1780), part of his multivolume Traite des nerfs.