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Lily Palmer's Eyes
Lily Palmer was not quite 4 when she experienced what her doctors would later call an acute onset of sensory hallucinations." This photo, taken by Lily's mother Annette on Halloween night, 1952, purportedly captures the arrival of her disorder. Lily and her Filipino nanny were setting out for round of trick or treating when the child suddenly screamed and began to claw at her eyes. It was
'some time before she was calm enough to speak, but when asked what she saw, Lily repeatedly spoke about "things crawiing in her eyes."
'Several days later, while unsupervised in her bedroom, Lily punctured both of her eyes with one of her mother's knitting needles,
eiving medical treatment, she was evaluated and committed, and remained institutionalized forthe rest of her lif, fist at Bellevue (on the East Side of Manhattar), and later at the Rockland Psychiatric er Caregivers at Rockland confirmed that Lily's episodes were most traumatic on and around
et these things out of her eyes."
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