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Hypochondria and Hysteria: Sensibility and the Physicians

John Mullan

in Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the novels of the mid-18th century, it is the body which acts out the powers of sentiment. Tears, blushes, and sighs — and a range of postures and gestures — reveal conditions of feeling which can ... More


Conclusion

Jane Wood

in Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This concluding chapter discusses criticisms of theories and modes of treatment of neuroses. Clifford Albutt expressed his intense disapproval on the way modern psychiatric therapy completely ignored ... More


Sex Differences in Pharmacogenomics as a Tool to Study CNS Disorders

Julia Pinsonneault and Wolfgang Sadée

in Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter reviews current trends in the understanding of the genetics of central nervous system (CNS) disorders and how sex differences impinge on outcomes, or can serve to study the underlying ... More


Psychiatrists, Telephone Operators, and Traumatic Neurosis, 1900–1926

Andreas Killen

in Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243620
eISBN:
9780520931633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243620.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter, covering the years 1900–26, looks at medical discourses about female telephone operators and the role of electricity as pathogen in their nervous disorders. It examines the position ... More


The Sparkling Nectar of Spas; or, Mineral Water as a Medically Commodifiable Material in the Province, 1770–1805

Matthew D. Eddy

in Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe: Between Market and Laboratory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226439686
eISBN:
9780226439709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439709.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, spas across Europe offered mineral water to customers as a kind of therapy. Numerous studies have shed light on the links between tourism and ... More


Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Michael Zakim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226977973
eISBN:
9780226545899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545899.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

A new class of “merchant clerks” appeared on the historical stage in the middle of the nineteenth century, collectively charged with administering the most important production project in America’s ... More


Sanatorium Society: The ‘Good’ Place in Tender Is the Night

Linda De Roche

in Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308.004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the Swiss sanatorium in relation to Tender. It describes how health clinics in Switzerland transformed their client base after the late nineteenth century from tubercular ... More


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