Mayo Clinic College Of Medicine
Mental Health in Colonial America
May 2, 2006
Insanity in colonial America was not pretty: emotional torment, social isolation, physical pain—and these were just the treatments! In the late 1700s facilities and treatments were often crude and barbaric; however, this doesn’t mean that those who applied them were fueled by cruelty.
May 1, 2006
A75-year-old previously healthy woman presented with one-month history of extensive necrotic coalescing erythematous weeping vesicles and bullae. A skin biopsy was performed.