Mark S. Micale

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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)
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)
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)
HOUSEKEEPING: The reading material for this course is primarily contained within a two-volume sourcebook consisting of both primary and secondary sources. The sourcebook is available for purchase at Gnomon Copy on 1218 Mass Ave in Harvard Square. In addition, three books are required for this course: Edward Shorter's History of Psychiatry, Peter Kramer's(More)
For generations, the history of mesmerism and animal magnetism has been trivialized in inaccurate, anecdotal, sensationalistic accounts. However, with these two massive, intricately detailed, and admirably comprehensive studies, this has changed. Practitioners generally require a present-day context for studying a medical-historical figure or movement; 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)
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