Key to the Passport Mystery
Mental Illness, Disease, Cultural Geography, Travel, Politics
A response to the decision by the French government to change its passport system so 'as practically to exclude the majority of British travellers from France'. Explains this move as a reaction to 'liberty-fever', a 'moral plague', which Englishmen communicate 'to most foreigners with whom they come in contact'. It is 'attended with a kind of mental exaltation in which the patient seems to talk and act rationally' but 'in the opinion of the state-doctors' suffers from a 'dangerous delirium'.
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