[Living hysteria--hysteria in every day life and asyum psychiatry around 1900].

  • Karen Nolte
  • Published 2005 in Wurzburger medizinhistorische Mitteilungen


Hysteria has been mostly analysed with reference to the medical and intellectual discourse. The patient's view (Porter) has been solely included on the basis of published case histories. Historians have focussed particularly on the relation between famous psychiatrists or neurologists and "their" hysterics. The social circumstances of a maid's mental… (More)


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