Mark S. Micale

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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)
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
  • Journal of the history of the neurosciences
  • 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)