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The theory and practice of the water cure

Jane M. Adams

in Healing with water: English spas and the water cure, 1840-1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095696
eISBN:
9781781708439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095696.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the changing theories put forward to explain the therapeutic effects of water and investigates how it was applied in various treatments. It discusses the routines and practices ... More


“He Is Psychotic and Always Will Be”: Racial Ambivalence and the Limits of Therapeutic Optimism, 1903–1937

Martin Summers

in Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190852641
eISBN:
9780190060138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852641.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, American History: 20th Century

This chapter continues an examination of the superintendency of William Alanson White but offers a more granular discussion of how ideas about racial difference shaped the clinical encounter in the ... More


Rebuilding Pittsburgh (1845–46)

Richard Haw

in Engineering America: The Life and Times of John A. Roebling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190663902
eISBN:
9780190092870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663902.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Great Fire of Pittsburgh devastated the city, in the process consuming the old wooden Smithfield Street Bridge, leaving only the piers in the river. With John already at work on a similar ... More


The Rise of Nervous Illness

Edward Shorter

in How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199948086
eISBN:
9780197563304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948086.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

It is much better, people think, for the nerves than the mind to be ill. The nerves are physical structures, and heal in the way that all organs of the body heal naturally. Disorders of the mind ... More


Fatigue

Edward Shorter

in How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199948086
eISBN:
9780197563304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948086.003.0007
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Let us try to unpack nervous disease. What does it consist of? For one thing, most of the patients are tired, even exhausted, and one of the main components of the nervous picture is fatigue. ... More


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in The Struggle of My Life: Autobiography of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199480364
eISBN:
9780199096565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199480364.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter deals with the major events in Sahajanand’s life during 1920–7. In 1920, he met Gandhi at Patna and became involved in the freedom struggle. He attended the Nagpur Congress and plunged ... More


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