Dr. Seward's Diary - June 18th

He has turned his mind now to spiders, and has got several very big fellows in a box. He keeps feeding them with his flies, and the number of the latter is becoming sensibly diminished, although he has used half his food in attracting more flies from outside to his room.

I wonder just how Dracula got his hooks into Renfield.  When?  Was the growing obsession with insects and animals an indication of Renfield being hunted?

Extra Fun:  An obsession with drinking blood from living beings is dubbed Renfield Syndrome. However it is not recognized as an official psychiatric condition.  According to this forum, the name was coined for a parody of the DSM.  A patient who is obsessed with drinking blood is more apt to be diagnosed with various other disorders such as depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive.

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