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stendhal's syndrome

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  • Dizziness, panic, paranoia, or madness caused by viewing certain artistic or historical artifacts or by trying to see too many such artifacts in too short a time.

    It is named after the famous 19th century French author Stendhal, who described his experience with the phenomenon during his 1817 visit to Florence, Italy in his book "Naples and Florence: A Journey from Milan to Reggio".

    October 21, 2009