The blood of the insane

@article{Noll2006TheBO,
  title={The blood of the insane},
  author={R. Noll},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={395 - 418}
}
  • R. Noll
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • History of Psychiatry
The history of serological investigations of the blood of the insane is traced from the initial such study in 1854 by a solitary Scottish asylum physician, who counted the blood cells of his lunatic patients under a weak microscope, to the January 2005 announcement by an international team of geneticists of the development of a genomic blood test that can differentially diagnose schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The story of the first claim of the development of a blood test for madness in… Expand
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