[Ads-l] Antedating of "Mad Scientist" in OED and Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 8 12:54:02 UTC 2021

mad scientist (OED 1893)

1883 Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales) 4 Sept. 2 (Newspapers.com)  This proposal, however, of some mad scientists ... fortunately cannot be carried out without the sanction of the Home Secretary.

Fred Shapiro

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