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Rorschach, Hermann

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Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1922 AD, at 37 years of age.

Nationality: Swiss
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1884 - Born on the 8th of November in Zurich.

         - Best known for developing a projective test known, from his name, as the Rorschach inkblot test.

         - His native Switzerland, he enjoyed Klecksography, the making of fanciful inkblot "pictures."

         - He wrote a letter to the famous German biologist Ernst Haeckel to ask his advice.

         - The scientist suggested science, and Rorschach enrolled in medical school at the University of Zurich.

         - Rorschach studied under eminent psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who had taught Carl Jung.

         - He wondered why different people often see entirely different things in the same inkblots. While still a medical student, he began showing inkblots to schoolchildren and analyzing their results.

1921 - Wrote "Psychodiagnostics.

1922 - Died on the 2nd of  April in Herisau.



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