Causes of Lunacy

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I love these reasons for being committed to the lunatic asylum, as given in this report for the year 1836.

"Repelled eruption" confused me, until I found this sentence from a text of the same era: "If the insanity succeeds the suppression of a cutaneous disease, of a fetter, an erysipelas, or any other repelled eruption, vesicatories are the means, par excellence : they are preferably applied upon the place where the disease at first existed."

And almost thirty years later, many of the "causes" were still present, as seen below in this report for the year 1891.

Browse through more reports here.

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     Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 16, 2014
     Category: Experts and Authority Figures | Nineteenth Century | Brain Damage





Comments
Am I going crazy or didn't we just do this last week? 😖
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/16/14 at 09:14 AM
I know of one other thing that will drive you insane - The Time Warp!

Perhaps that's what you're experiencing, Expat. Just go with the flow!
Posted by KDP on 09/16/14 at 10:22 AM
I asked Flow but she spurned my advances.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/16/14 at 10:39 AM
If masturbation causes insanity, we're gonna need a lot more institutions...
Posted by Sebastian on 09/16/14 at 06:26 PM
Supposed cause .. Wife, marriage, or Patty .. all applicable.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/16/14 at 07:45 PM
Not me, I have a vey calming effect on people.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/16/14 at 07:48 PM
@Patty .. like hose water on a wasp nest !!
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/16/14 at 07:50 PM
Hey, I told you NOT to do that.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/16/14 at 07:51 PM









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