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Locating Cancer: Body Image and Emotions from a Psychosomatic Perspective(1950–1959)

Pilar León-Sanz

in Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042898
eISBN:
9780252051753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042898.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This essay focuses on studies developed in the field of psychosomatic medicine that connected cancer with patients’ body image and fantasies (1950-1959). At this time, cancer began to acquire more ... More


Somatic, Psychic, Psychosomatic: The Medicine of Troubled Appetite

Elizabeth A. Williams

in Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 12 examines investigation of ills of appetite and eating between 1900 and 1950. Around 1900, hopes ran high that the tools of scientific medicine would clarify these ills, but disagreements ... More


Panic? Or the Pantry?

Matthew Smith

in Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164849
eISBN:
9780231539197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164849.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

During the postwar period, disputes about food allergy were framed on competing ideologies, one rooted in the emerging environmental movement and concerns about processed foods and food chemicals, ... More


Oncomotions: Experience and Debates in West Germany and the United States after 1945

Bettina Hitzer

in Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126340
eISBN:
9780226126517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226126517.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Focusing on cancer as an example of broader post-war phenomena, this chapter identifies two conflicting emotional regimes in the late 1950s and early 1960s. While one regime perceived the balanced ... More


Mind and Body

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156164
eISBN:
9780199999880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses and examines the question: how does the mind act on the body? It presents a thesis that pertains to meanings and the things people do, the former being essential to the latter. ... More


All in Her Mind

Joanna Kempner

in Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226179018
eISBN:
9780226179292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226179292.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Migraine is a disorder that bridges the mind and body. In this chapter, I trace historical understandings of migraine from eighteenth-century theories of “sensibility,” to the nineteenth-century ... More


All in Her Brain

Joanna Kempner

in Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226179018
eISBN:
9780226179292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226179292.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book chapter analyzes the notion that migraine has recently undergone a paradigm shift-an idea that permeates headache specialists’ narrative retellings of their discipline’s own history. ... More


Introduction to Part Four

Elizabeth A. Williams

in Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Introduction to Part IV (Chapters 10-12) sets the context for the biomedical study of appetite in the years 1900-1950. Despite sweeping changes in food production, distribution, and consumption, ... More


Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

Joanna Kempner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226179018
eISBN:
9780226179292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226179292.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Headache disorders are often dismissed. Yet migraine is a serious problem for millions of people. Epidemiologists estimate that as many as 37 million adult Americans (or 12% of the adult population) ... More


The theoretical background to arts in health

Daisy Fancourt

in Arts in Health: Designing and researching interventions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198792079
eISBN:
9780191834455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792079.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter explores how definitions of health have shifted over the past 200 years. It charts the rise of the biomedical model, considering its position in relation to other fields of work, ... More


Painful Bodies at Work: Stress and Culture?

Peter Henningsen and Heribert Sattel

in Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035552
eISBN:
9780262337120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This paper presents data on significant cultural influences on pain related psychosocial work place conditions, one of the core issues of psycho-somatic medicine, and discusses consequences for a ... More


A Biopsychosocial Approach to Treatment

Mary Ann Cohen and Harold W. Goforth

in Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372571
eISBN:
9780197562666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372571.003.0015
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

The care of persons with HIV and AIDS presents clinicians, caregivers, families, and loved ones with special biopsychosocial challenges posed by the infectious nature ... More


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