[Ads-l] nervous breakdown 1866

James Eric Lawson jel at NVENTURE.COM
Mon Feb 15 22:53:30 EST 2021

"The failure--from nervous break-down--of a lady-vocalist holding an
important engagement at an entertainment of repute, (at which the now
prima donna of M. Jullien held subordinate post,) afforded Miss Vinning
an opportunity of displaying her great professional capability..."
("prima donna" italicized).

Published: Wednesday 21 April 1858
Newspaper: Hereford Journal
County: Herefordshire, England
Type: Article | Words: 1086 | Page: 5 | Col: 2

On 2/15/21 2:55 AM, Stephen Goranson wrote:
> 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
James Eric Lawson

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