Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris (BOK)

Asti Hustvedt

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In 1862 the Salp tri re Hospital in Paris became the epicenter of the study of hysteria, the mysterious illness then thought to affect half of all women. There, prominent neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot's contentious methods caused furore within the church and divided the medical community. Treatments included hypnosis, piercing and the evocation of demons and, despite the controversy they caused, the experiments became a fascinating and fashionable public spectacle. Medical Muses tells the stories of the women institutionalised in the Salp tri re. Theirs is a tale of science and ideology, medicine and the occult, of hypnotism, sadism, love and theatre. Combining hospital records, municipal archives, memoirs and letters, Medical Muses sheds new light on a crucial moment in psychiatric history.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Asti Hustvedt
Forlag
Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 9781408822357
Antall sider 384 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 263 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of medicine, Clinical psychology

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