Historically, Group A streptococcus made up most cases of Type II infections. However, since as early as 2001, another serious form of monomicrobial necrotizing fasciitis has been observed with increasing frequency, caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
In the 1960s homosexuality was frequently depicted as a mental illness with many individuals seeking a way to "cure" themselves of their attraction to members of the same sex. Aversion therapy paired homosexual images with such things as electric shock and injections that caused vomiting. They hoped the patient would associate pain with homosexuality, but rather than "curing" homosexuality, these experiments damaged the patients, with at least one man dying from the “treatment”.