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A Convalescent Recoils

Tiffany Watt Smith

in On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198700937
eISBN:
9780191770487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700937.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Chapter Four addresses Arthur Hurst’s experimental treatment of shell-shocked soldiers at Netley Hospital in Hampshire, many suffering from exaggerated or inappropriate flinch-reflexes. Shunning both ... More


The Visible and the Invisible: The Rise and Operationalization of Case Studies, 1915−1919

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

in The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter analyzes the “case study” during and after WWI as a narrative, analytical, administrative, and hermeneutic device crucial to the narrativization of war neuroses, neurological damage, and ... More


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