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The existential drinker

Steven Earnshaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drinking to excess has been a striking problem for industrial and post-industrial societies – who is responsible when a ‘free’ individual opts for a slow suicide? The causes of such drinking have ... More


This Circle of Misery and Violence and Fear

Andrew Glazzard

in The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Secrets and Lies in Conan Doyle's Detective Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474431293
eISBN:
9781474453769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431293.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘The Cardboard Box’ is a strange story with an unusual textual history. First published in the Strand Magazine in January 1893, it was the only story of the series left out of the fi rst English ... More


Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Matthew Warner Osborn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Rum Maniacs traces how alcoholic insanity became a subject of medical interest, social controversy, and perverse fascination in the early American republic. At the heart of that story is the history ... More


The Pathology of Intemperance

Matthew Warner Osborn

in Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter five charts how and why the medical profession developed and popularized the view that heavy habitual drinking constitutes an incurable physiological disease. In public lectures, journals, ... More


: Alcoholics and Pink Elephants

Matthew Warner Osborn

in Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Ranging broadly into the twenty-first century, the epilogue considers the enduring influence of delirium tremens on medical and popular conceptions of alcoholism and drug use. It illustrates how ... More


Creativity and Psychopathology: Shared Neurocognitive Vulnerabilities

Shelley Carson

in Neuroscience of Creativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019583
eISBN:
9780262314695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

One of the most debated topics in creativity research is whether creativity is associated with psychopathology. Many anecdotal reports and empirical studies have indicated an increased risk for ... More


Aftermath 1842–

Lawrence M. Crutcher

in George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Georgiana continues to party in the palace, and a year later marries a Scotsman, John Jeffrey, who is twenty years younger. James Freeman Clarke writes a touching Sketch of George in The Dial. Isabel ... More


Varied Experiences of International Marriage

Etsuko Takushi Crissey

in Okinawa's GI Brides: Their Lives in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824856489
eISBN:
9780824875619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856489.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Interviewees included women with successful marriages whose husbands had died, one from the effects of Agent Orange after deployment in Vietnam and another from leukemia. Flashbacks from his ... More


Arthur Conan Doyle to 1893

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter opens with the declaration of war between Britain and the Boer Republics on 11 October 1899 and the reaction to it of 40-year-old Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed that the war would be ... More


Grassroots Indian Activism: The Red Power Movement in Urban Areas

Nicolas G. Rosenthal

in Reimagining Indian Country: Native American Migration and Identity in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835555
eISBN:
9781469601755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869994_rosenthal.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII) was founded in 1973, with the assistance of the National Institute for Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, to serve the Indian community of Los Angeles. ... More


Toxic Invasion

Philippe Grandjean

in Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development -- and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985388
eISBN:
9780199346233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985388.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Until recently, we thought that the placenta would protect the fetus against external hazards and that most birth defects were heritable. But a discovery made in Australia in 1940 showed that German ... More


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