MAD HATTER'S DISEASE

was a condition which led to psychosis, behavioural changes and erythrism as a result of chronic mercury poisoning - used by hatters to dye hats.

MAD HATTER'S DISEASE: "Named due to its association with Hatters of Edwardian and Victorian England, the mad hatter's disease resulted from chronic mercury poisoning. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MAD HATTER'S DISEASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mad-hatters-disease/ (accessed August 4, 2020).
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