[Ads-l] Antedating of "Psychiatrist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 31 21:31:19 UTC 2016

psychiatrist (OED 1874)

1869 _Courier-Journal_ (Louisville, Ky.) 18 May 1 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The celebrated authoress of the "Heir of Redclyffe," Miss Yonge, has gone to Paris to consult several leading psychiatrists.  The lady has recently upon several occasions shown unmistakable symptoms of hypochondria, bordering upon insanity.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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