Stendhal Syndrome

This illness is named after the 19th-century author Stendhal, who described the an overwhelming feeling after viewing the art in Florence.


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  1. In 1989 Stendhal Syndrome was named by Graziella Magherini. 00:48

  2. In 2000 another phenomena was deemed "Jerusalem Syndrome" after a wave of religious faintings. 01:20

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