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Reasons to be admitted to Asylum
Definitions of archaic medical terms
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2017/02/20
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jolee
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I’m researching a list of reasons to be admitted to an asylum in 1864-1889. Currently, I’m looking for the meaning of the term, “Gathering in the Head”.

2017/02/24
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One site google finds says that it is “otorrhoea”–fluid discharge from the ear. Google Ngrams finds one occurrence in the 1830s where the source of the discharge was an egg sized abscess inside and perforating the skull.

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