Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230233133
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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LAURA SALISBURY is RCUK Fellow in Science, Technology and Culture at the School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

ANDREW SHAIL is News International Research Fellow in Film at St Annes College, University of Oxford, UK.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

Introduction Laura Salisbury Salisbury, Laura Andrew Shail Shail, Andrew 1

1 Beyond the Brain: Sceptical and Satirical Responses to Gall's Organology Michael K. House House, Michael K. 41

2 Neurology and the Invention of Menstruation Andrew Shail Shail, Andrew 59

3 Carlyle's Nervous Dyspepsia: Nervousness, Indigestion and the Experience of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain Hisao Ishizuka Ishizuka, Hisao 81

4 Railway Spine, Nervous Excess and the Forensic Self Jane F. Thrailkill Thrailkill, Jane F. 96

5 "The Conviction of its Existence": Silas Weir Mitchell, Phantom Limbs and Phantom Bodies in Neurology and Spiritualism Aura Satz Satz, Aura 113

6 Modernism and the Two Paranoias: The Neurology of Persecution George Rousseau Rousseau, George 130

7 "Nerve-Vibration": Therapeutic Technologies in the 1880s and 1890s Shelley Trower Trower, Shelley 148

8 From Daniel Paul Schreber through the Dr. Phil Family: Modernity, Neurology and the Cult of the Case Study Superstar Michael Angelo Tata Tata, Michael Angelo 163

9 "I guess I'm just nervous, then": Neuropathology and Edith Wharton's Exploration of Interior Geographies Vike Martina Plock Plock, Vike Martina 184

10 Sounds of Silence: Aphasiology and the Subject of Modernity Laura Salisbury Salisbury, Laura 204

11 Shell Shock as a Self-inflicted Wound, 1915-1921 Jessica Meyer Meyer, Jessica 231

12 Modernity and the Peristaltic Subject Jean Walton Walton, Jean 245

13 Matter for Thought: The Psychon in Neurology, Psychology and American Culture, 1927-1943 Melissa M. Littlefield Littlefield, Melissa M. 267

Index 287

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