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Psychiatrists and secret agents

Abstract:
In a memoir of her exploits in World War 2, the redoubtable Nancy Wake, a straight-talking New Zealander famed for her work with the French Resistance, recalled being screened by a British psychiatrist for service as a secret agent. Among his methods was the Rorschach projective test, which required her to state what she saw in a series of ambiguous shapes made from inkblots. After declaring that they looked like inkblots, “I told him he should be doing something more constructive instead of wasting his time and mine”.
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32474-6

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Department:
Oxford, HUMS, History Faculty
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Journal website
Volume:
388
Issue:
10062
Pages:
2864-2865
Publication date:
2016-12-10
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Pubs id:
pubs:686615
URN:
uri:37a9bc37-0b85-47c5-91df-51f3e9f80d50
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uuid:37a9bc37-0b85-47c5-91df-51f3e9f80d50
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pubs:686615
Language:
English

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