Desperate remedies: a Gothic tale of madness and modern medicine

Psychological Medicine
A Scull


The theory that many diseases were produced by focal infection or chronic sepsis enjoyed a brief vogue in general medicine in the first quarter of the twentieth century. This paper explores its practical applications in psychiatry, which extended well into the 1930s. The analysis focuses particularly closely on the activities of Henry A. Cotton at the Trenton State Hospital in New Jersey.


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Sepsis (Invertebrate)
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