Conversion Hysteria is a diagnostic term used by physicians and particularly in one specialty of medicine-namely psychiatry. Attorneys encounter this term as it is applied to certain individuals who come to them in the course of their practice particularly in cases involving personal injury and claims for compensation. This paper is being presented in an effort to explain and clarify this diagnostic term for attorneys.
Ewing H. Crawfis, Conversion Hysteria - An Explanation for Attorneys, 6 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 31 (1957)