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In the month of June 1962, a number of workers in a textile mill became victims of a mysterious sickness. The reported symptoms included nausea and "a breaking out over the body" thought to be due to the presence of some strange insect in the workroom of the plant. As the matter was investigated by health authorities and entomologists, it became increasingly apparent that there was no realistic basis for the "epidemic" and that the case was one of "hysterical contagion." The authors were fortunately on hand to exploit the situation and have now contributed a unique study about collective
The June Bug: A Study of Hysterical Contagion.. Ann Intern Med. ;69:410. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-2-410_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(2):410.
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