Mercury, bloodletting and animals were weapons in the fight against the shameful epidemic of the 18th century
Sexually transmitted diseases spread through Norway in the 1700s. But was sex their only means of transmission?
The average life expectancy of Norwegians with schizophrenic disorders is 62 years. If you also have a drug problem, it goes down to 47 years. “It’s difficult to understand why this isn’t prioritized by the health services,” says a veteran psychiatric researcher.