Category: Psychiatric

Smug Thug Drug Chug

Nazi Leader Once Dangerous Drug Addict I am able to reveal writes the Stockholm correspondent of the London ‘Daily Herald’ that Captain Goering the ruthless...

Homin’ in on Serotonin

(Note: It’s always interesting to me to find out what thinking was around new discoveries and where the train of thought ultimately led to. The...

Project MK-Ultra

While researching old newspapers in relation to the early use of LSD on psychiatric patients in the 1960s, I stumbled across the weird 1950s CIA...

Leucotomy

Leucotomy (or lobotomy) is an obsolete treatment for schizophrenia – the surgical ‘interruption’ of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain – usually...

Iron Man …Bar None

In 1840 Phineas Gage, a railway worker, had a crowbar thrust through his head by accident. The crowbar pierced Gage’s skull from temple to temple, severing the tissue of his brain so...

A sigh for sly, awry Guy

THE INSANITY OF GENIUS Poor Guy de Maupassant, the foremost living realistic romancist of the French school. One would fain hope that the hand that...

Nuts and klutz struts

FEIGNED INSANITY Several rules have been given by medico-psychologists for the discovery of feigned insanity. One is that in real mental aberration, there is generally...

Operation Trephine

AN OPERATION CURES INSANITY A remarkable cure of insanity by operation described in the “Lancet” by Dr. Bernard Hollander. His patient, a doctor, received a...

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