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Hysteria: The Disturbing History

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Hysteria: The disturbing history - Scull, Andrew
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The nineteenth century seems to have been full of hysterical women - or so they were diagnosed. Where are they now? The very disease no longer exists. In this fascinating account, Andrew Scull tells the story of Hysteria - an illness that disappeared not through medical endeavour, but through growing understanding and cultural change. More generally, it raises the question of how diseases are framed, and how conceptions of a disease change through history. The lurid history of hysteria makes fascinating reading. Charcot's ...

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Hysteria: The disturbing history 2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199692989

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