Mark S. Micale

Learn More
This is the first monograph devoted to the history of chronic pain. A novel methodology is used. Examining responses to a problem that remained stable over time anchors a survey of shifting terms and theories and leaves the historical invariance of the clinical syndrome open to textual research. Writings by medical authors from a wide range of professional(More)
On concede qu'un jeune homme effemine puisse apres des exces, des chagrins, des emotions profondes, presenter quelques phenomenes hysteriformes; mais qu'un artisan vigoureux, solide, non enerve par la culture, un chauffeur de locomotive par exemple, nullement emotif auparavant, du moins en apparence, puisse... devenir hysterique, au meme titre qu'une femme,(More)
  • M S Micale
  • 1995
Between 1878 and 1893, Jean-Martin Charcot published over twenty detailed case histories dealing with what he termed 'traumatic hysteria' and what today would be labelled the psychoneurology of trauma. Charcot's cases record a highly diverse clinique tableau of symptoms. Etiologically, Charcot posited a dual model of a hereditary diathèse, or constitutional(More)
Writing the recent history of a subject is notoriously difficult because of the lack of perspective and impartiality. One way to gain insight and understanding into the recent past of a discipline of knowledge is to consult directly the living practitioners who actually experienced first-hand the major changing circumstances in the discipline during the(More)
description and bibliographic detail for individual items, as in her entry for a short treatise on urines that provides specific directions for investigation of possible Latin sources. In another instance, she warns readers when a text is misrepresented by its title (i.e., 'dieta ypocras' in MS R.14.32 [5]) and then cross-references other manuscripts in the(More)
On concede qu'un jeune homme effemine puisse apres des exces, des chagrins, des emotions profondes, presenter quelques phenomenes hysteriformes; mais depasse l'imagination. Rien n'est mieux prouve, cependant, et c'est une idee a laquelle il faudra se faire. Charcot (1885) Hysteria is among the oldest recorded diagnostic categories of neurosis. Through a(More)