The Exorcist

She's heavily sedated.
She'll probably sleep through tomorrow.
What was going on in there?
How could she fly off the bed like that?

Pathological states can induce
abnormal strength...

...accelerated motor performance.
For example...
...say a 90.pound woman sees her child
pinned under the wheel of a truck...

...runs out and lifts the wheels
a half a foot up off the ground.

You've heard the story. Same thing here.
Same principle, I mean.
So what's wrong with her?
We still think that the temporal lobe..
What are you talking about,
for Christ's sake?

Did you see her or not?
She's acting like she's fucking
out of her mind!

Psychotic, like a split personality, or....
There haven't been more
than 100 authentic cases...

...of so.called "split personality,"
Mrs. MacNeil.

Now, I know the temptation is
to leap to psychiatry...

...but any reasonable psychiatrist would
exhaust the somatic possibilities first.

So, what's next?
A pneumoencephalogram,
I would think, to pin down that lesion.

It will involve another spinal.
Oh, Christ!
What we missed in the EEG
and the arteriograms...

...could conceivably turn up there.
At least it would eliminate
certain other possibilities.