In 1795, author J. G. Heinzmann insisted that such devotion [to novels] caused “weakening of the eyes, heat rashes, gout, arthritis, hemorrhoids, asthma, apoplexy, pulmonary disease, indigestion, blocking of the bowels, nervous disorder, migraines, epilepsy, hypochondria and melancholy.”Anslow (2016)
Anslow covers stuff that what is claimed to be bad for you from novels to comics and from telephone to VR.
Anslow, L., 2016. What technology are we addicted to this time? Timeline.com. Available at: https://timeline.com/what-technology-are-we-addicted-to-this-time-f0f7860f2fab.