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)
  • 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)
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)
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)