Author | Robert M. Kaplan, MBChB, MA (Journ), MPhil (Sc), FRANZCP


May 26, 1925: The First Malariotherapy Trial in Australia

May 08, 2020


Treatment for "the scourge of psychiatry" involved malariotherapy-infecting the patient with malaria; the resulting high fevers were believed to kill off the syphilis organisms.

The Name “Schizophrenia” Is Heard Worldwide

April 16, 2020


This month in history: Determined to regard his patients as individuals, Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler sought to understand his patients and coined the term schizophrenia.

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

March 09, 2020


Pseudopatients and their discontents: an historical perspective.