When Camille's persecution mania
subsided, the doctor suggested letting her out on a trial basis: "Madame Claudel immediately replied with a complete refusal," writes Ayral-Clause.
Her defence argued that Kempshall had a persecution mania
and it was also revealed that her aunt had died in a lunatic asylum, but the actress cried from the dock: "I am not mad at all
The operation became popular among gynecologists who performed the procedure for among other indications: 'troublesomeness, eating like a ploughman, masturbation, attempted suicide, erotic tendencies, persecution mania
, simple 'cussedness', and dysmenorrhea [menstrual cramps].