Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Paperback)Asti Hustvedt (author)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
Fascinating ... gives us a disturbing insight into the extent to which doctors, patients and diseases, both then and now, are products of their time * Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times *
Thoughtful and engrossing * Miranda Seymour, Daily Telegraph *
The thoroughly researched, very readable material brings to life their strange and remarkable stories, told in meticulous detail, as well as the brilliance and brutality of the great physician * Independent *
Consistently enthralling * Kathryn Harrison, New York Times *
Fascinating ... This account of psychiatry in its infancy is unforgettable -- Lesley McDowell * Independent on Sunday *
Asti Hustvedt has tapped into a deeply fascinating seam of medical history here ... Her descriptions of patients, and of Jean-Martin Charcot, the doctor who treated them, are peerless -- William Leith * Scotsman *
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