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Hysteria

Author : Andrew Scull
ISBN : 9780199692989
Genre : Psychology
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The story of hysteria is a curious one, for it persists as an illness for centuries before disappearing. Andrew Scull gives a fascinating account of this socially constructed disease that came to be strongly associated with women, showing the shifts in social, cultural, and medical perceptions through history.

Hysteria The Disturbing History

Author : Andrew Scull
ISBN : OCLC:996410247
Genre : Hysteria
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Hysteria The Biography

Author : Andrew Scull
ISBN : 9780199560967
Genre : Science
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The story of hysteria is a curious one, for it persists as an illness for centuries before disappearing. Andrew Scull gives a fascinating account of this socially constructed disease that came to be strongly associated with women, showing the shifts in social, cultural, and medical perceptions through history.

Medical Muses

Author : Asti Hustvedt
ISBN : 9781408822357
Genre : Hysteria
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A groundbreaking book about the nineteenth century obsession with hysteria.

Hysteria The History Of A Disease Illustr

Author : Ilza Veith
ISBN : OCLC:504741282
Genre : Hysteria
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Hysteria Beyond Freud

Author : Sander L. Gilman
ISBN : 0520080645
Genre : History
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"Encyclopedically learned, up-to-date, authoritative, and altogether the best introduction to the subject that exists in any language."--Thomas Laqueur, author of "Making Sex"

Hysterical Men

Author : Mark S MICALE
ISBN : 9780674040984
Genre : History
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Over the course of several centuries, Western masculinity has successfully established itself as the voice of reason, knowledge, and sanity - he basis for patriarchal rule - in the face of massive testimony to the contrary. This book boldly challenges this triumphant vision of the stable and secure male by examining the central role played by modern science and medicine in constructing and sustaining it.

Madhouse

Author : Andrew Scull
ISBN : 9780300126709
Genre : Psychology
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A shocking story of medical brutality perfomed in the name of psychiatric medicine.

Madhouses Mad Doctors And Madmen

Author : Andrew Scull
ISBN : 9781512806823
Genre : History
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The Victorian Age saw the transformation of the madhouse into the asylum into the mental hospital; of the mad-doctor into the alienist into the psychiatrist; and of the madman (and madwoman) into the mental patient. In Andrew Scull's edited collection Madhouses, Mad-Doctors, and Madmen, contributors' essays offer a historical analysis of the issues that continue to plague the psychiatric profession today. Topics covered include the debate over the effectiveness of institutional or community treatment, the boundary between insanity and criminal responsibility, the implementation of commitment laws, and the differences in defining and treating mental illness based on the gender of the patient.

Approaching Hysteria

Author : Mark S. Micale
ISBN : 0691037175
Genre : Medical
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Few diseases have exercised the Western imagination as chronically as hysteria - from the wandering womb of ancient Greek medicine, to the demonically possessed witch of the Renaissance; from the "vaporous" salon women of Enlightenment Paris, through to the celebrated patients of Sigmund Freud, with their extravagant, erotically charged symptoms. In this fascinating and authoritative book, Mark Micale surveys encyclopedically the range of past and present readings of hysteria. Intellectual historians, historians of science and medicine, scholars in gender studies, art history, and literature, as well as psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and neurologists have all converged in the last decade on "the new hysteria studies." What does this burgeoning corpus of writing tell us? Why, in recent years, has the history of hysterical disorders carried such resonance for commentators in the sciences and humanities? What can we learn from the textual traditions of hysteria about writing the history of disease in general? What is the broader cultural meaning of the new hysteria studies? In the second half of the book, Micale discusses the many historical "cultures of hysteria." He reconstructs in detail the past usages of the hysteria concept as a powerful, descriptive trope in various nonmedical domains, including poetry, fiction, theater, social thought, political criticism, and the arts. His book is a pioneering attempt to write the historical phenomenology of disease in an age preoccupied with health, and a prescriptive remedy for writing histories of disease in the future.

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