[Ads-l] nervous breakdown 1866

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Feb 15 05:55:55 EST 2021


The Atlantic (online), March 2021:
“The term nervous breakdown first appeared in a 1901 medical treatise for physicians.”
OED and M-W have 1870.
1866 March
Herald of Health p. 105/1
Last winter I had a nervous breakdown and was salivated again.
SG
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