Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Reality of a Fashionable Disorder - Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine (Hardback)
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Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Reality of a Fashionable Disorder - Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine (Hardback)

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Hardback 254 Pages / Published: 01/11/2011
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This study, based on extensive use of eighteenth-century newspapers, hospital registers and case notes, examines the experience of suffering from nervous disease - a supposedly upper-class malady. Beatty concludes that `nervousness' was a legitimate medical diagnosis with a firm basis in eighteenth-century medical theory.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781848933088
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 2041 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm

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