ISBN-10:
1848933088
ISBN-13:
9781848933088
Pub. Date:
07/17/2015
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Reality of a Fashionable Disorder / Edition 1

Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Reality of a Fashionable Disorder / Edition 1

by Heather R Beatty
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ISBN-13: 9781848933088
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/17/2015
Series: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine Series , #6
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction: Explaining a Fashionable Disorder 1

1 Defining Nervous Disease in Eighteenth-Century Britain 7

2 Quacks, Social Climbers, Social Critics and Gentlemen Physicians: The Nerve Doctors of Late Eighteenth-Century Britain 37

3 'Fester'd with Nonsense': Nervous Patients in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain 63

4 The Pursuit of Health: The Treatment of Nervous Disease 99

5 A Disease of the Body and of the Times 141

Epilogue 175

Appendix 183

Notes 189

Works Cited 221

Index 237

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