Medicine: Foul Talker

The boy, growing up in a large southeastern city, seemed normal up to the age of seven. Then he began to attract attention when he started leaning down to touch the ground with his fingers while walking. Later he made monotonous, dry noises in his throat, like wordless exclamations or protests. Soon the exclamations were understandable but harmless words, and the boy still went to school.

When he was twelve, he had a terrifying nightmare in which robbers chased him. Within a few days more serious symptoms developed: when spoken to by his parents, the boy could not help parroting whatever...

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