Antedating of "Paranoid"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 6 01:17:24 UTC 2014

paranoid (OED 1902)

1901 _Boston Herald_ 21 Dec. 12 (America's Historical Newspapers)  Miss Burt is in an asylum for the insane at Frankfort, Pa., and an affidavit from Dr. Robert D. Chase, superintendent of the institution, stated that she is still in a serious mental condition and afflicted with what is termed "paranoid form of adolescent insanity."

Fred Shapiro

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