In 1936, a survey at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Clinic showed that out of 3840 cases seen over the previous ten years, there was not a single example of the “grand attack” described by Charcot and witnessed by Freud in the 1880s and 90s (Pisk, 1936). Later commentators would also note the absence of the spectacular symptomology of the Salpêtrière, with the explanation that either hysteria no longer existed or, more commonly, that it had simply changed its form.