I was very, very anxious to be a success for Major Richardson, and there was a boy sitting right there, a big, kind of husky boy, not tall, but muscular, and blue eyes and brown hair and maroon corduroy dressing gown and his gray pajamas, and so I went up to him and I said, “Well, hello there.”  No reaction.  He didn’t even look at me.  I said, “Well, it’s nice to see you today.”  No reaction.  “What’s your name?”  No reaction.  “Well, what state do you come from?”  No reaction.  I asked five questions. Failed, failed miserably with each question, and I thought, “I am a total catastrophe.  I have failed Major Richardson and this experiment.” Well, they were all watching me, these doctors, and so I passed to the next patient, and I had much better luck with him, and things began to look brighter, and from then on, they were really very bright.   Major Richardson explained to me.  He said, “You know, that first boy that you encountered was in a catatonic state, and of course, he wouldn’t respond.  He was in a totally unresponsive state, but when he comes out of it, he will remember every single detail of what happened in much greater precision and detail than any of us.”  So, when we finished, he said, “I think it’s been a success.  Now I want you to do something for me.  You have many hospitals on your schedule, at each hospital, I ask you to go first to the post surgeon, and tell him that you would like to visit a psychiatric ward — and there will be one in every hospital you visit — and then ask him to ask the doctor — the psychiatrist in charge of the psychiatric ward — if he would like you to make that visit.  I beg you to do that.”  So, I said I would do it, and I kept my promise.