Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Reality of a Fashionable Disorder, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain

The Reality of a Fashionable Disorder, 1st Edition

By Heather R Beatty

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256 pages

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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.

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Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine

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Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine is concerned with all aspects of health, illness and medicine, from antiquity to the present. The series is a collaboration between Routledge and the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM). The SSHM has pioneered the social history of medicine and interdisciplinary approaches to the histories of medicine, welfare, public health, demography, anthropology, sociology, social administration and health economics, and the book series reflects these interests.

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MEDICAL / History