Symptoms in Schizophrenia, ca. 1930
This silent motion picture documented symptoms of schizophrenia using 18 patients, revealing the lack of understanding of the cause and nature of the disease at the time. The origins of schizophrenia are still poorly understood today.
CREDIT: James D. Page
Images courtesy of Blast Books, New York, from the book Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, edited by Michael Sappol. Captions adapted from the book.

Ahh, the days before depression’s reign.

Symptoms in Schizophrenia, ca. 1930

This silent motion picture documented symptoms of schizophrenia using 18 patients, revealing the lack of understanding of the cause and nature of the disease at the time. The origins of schizophrenia are still poorly understood today.

CREDIT: James D. Page

Images courtesy of Blast Books, New York, from the book Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, edited by Michael Sappol. Captions adapted from the book.

Ahh, the days before depression’s reign.

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