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We tend to think that illnesses or physical traits are static and unchanging and even, perhaps, genetic in origin. However, numerous cases of people diagnosed with multiple personalities indicate that the mind – the thoughts and beliefs – may have more control over illnesses or traits than we generally assume. Frank Putnam is a psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health and a leading researcher in the field. “Multiples exhibit some remarkable medical phenomena.” Dr. Putnam said. He talks about one patient who reacted normally to a sedative drug in one personality, but was totally unaffected by it in another. Dr. Bennet Braun is a doctor who treats multiple personality patients at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. “Some multiples carry several different eyeglasses, because their vision changes with each personality,” he said. Dr. Braun reports the case of a young woman who in one personality was colorblind for…