Neurology and modernity : a cultural history of nervous systems, 1800-1950 / edited by Laura Salisbury, Andrew Shail.

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Book
Language
English
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Description
xiii, 298 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"An exploration of the habits of the modern era beside cultural notions discovering brain function and the nervous system to be central to health and illness. It looks at debates within neurology and culture through neurological works, popular advice, and the appearance of neurological disorders within the aesthetic artefacts of modernity"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Introduction: Neurology and Modernity--L.Salisbury&amp--A.Shail. PART I DISCOURSES AND DISCOVERIES Beyond the Brain: Sceptical and Satirical Responses to Galls Organology--M.K.House Neurology and the Invention of Menstruation--A.Shail Railway Spine, Nervous Excess, and the Forensic Self--J.F.Thrailkill Modernity and the Peristaltic Subject--J.Walton Sounds of Silence: Aphasiology and the Subject of Modernity--L.Salisbury I guess Im just nervous, then: Neuropathology and Edith Whartons Exploration of Interior Geographies--V.Plock Matter for Thought: The Psychon in Neurology, Psychology and American Culture, 1927-1943--M.Littlefield PART II: DISORDERS Modernism and the Two Paranoias: The Neurology of Persecution--G.Rousseau Carlyles Nervous Dyspepsia: Nervousness, Indigestion and the Experience of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain--H.Ishizuka Nerve-Vibration: Therapeutic Technologies in the 1880s and 1890s--S.Trower The Conviction of its Existence: Silas Weir Mitchell, Phantom Limbs and Phantom Bodies in Neurology and Spiritualism--A.Satz From Daniel Paul Schreber through the Dr. Phil Family: Modernity, Neurology and the Cult of the Case Study Superstar--M.A.Tata Shell Shock as a Self-Inflicted Wound, 1915-1921--J.Meyer.
ISBN
  • 9780230233133 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • 0230233139 (hardback : alk. paper)
LCCN
2009046667
OCLC
470694447
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