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The Mad Hatter
30 October, 2009, 12:54 am
Filed under: Psychology | Tags: ,

Did you know that the Mad Hatter from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is modelled after an occupational disease of the 18th and 19th centuries. In that era, hat makers were heavily exposed to mercury used in the preparation of felt. Consequently, many suffered brain damage and became psychotic, or “mad” (Katy, 1979) This is Organic Psychosis.

Reference: Dennis Coon & John O. Mitterer (2007), Introduction to Psychology, 11th Edition, Wadsworth Cengage Learning

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Thank you for bringing up this subject. Many people don’t realize how much mercury we are being exposed to. Just having dental filling alone, exposes many of us to it and may cause a lifetime of damage. I have four older fillings equipped with mercury amalgams and i have difficulty holding a thought and i do believe they are directly responsible. I am in my twenties so not old enough to have Alzheimer’s.

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