John Armstrong Chaloner was a celebrity and writer known for coining
the catchphrase "Who's looney now?" after his personal trials with psychiatric
experimentation and treatment. When his wealthy family learned that he believed he
possessed a new sense, which he called the "X-Faculty," they had him committed to a
psychiatric hospital in New York in 1897; a court later declared him insane and ruled
he be permanently institutionalized. He escaped the instit. . .
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