Self-mutilation and psychiatry: impulse, identity and the unconscious in British explanations of self-inflicted injury, c. 1864 - 1914
Modern accounts of “self-harm” commonly attribute self-inflicted wounds with emotional or other psychological “meaning”, while assuming that these acts are a product of twentieth-century concerns.…
Marking the Mind: A History of Memory
1. Does memory have a history? 2. The rule of metaphor 3. The cultivation of memory 4. Privileged knowledge 5. An experimental science of memory 6. Memory kinds 7. Truth in memory 8. A place for…
- MedicineTidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke
Screening for Down's syndrome Bi biochemical screening offers advantages and screening for celiac disease offers advantages.
A paradigm shift in the conceptualization of psychological trauma in the 20th century.
- PsychologyJournal of anxiety disorders
O Anna: Being Bertha Pappenheim — Historiography and Biography
- MedicineAustralasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
The famous case of Anna O. (the index case of psychoanalysis) as seen by each generation, in the light of current knowledge and thinking is reviewed, shedding new light on the motives of the chief protagonists, Breuer and Freud.
Historicizing inversion: or, how to make a homosexual
- SociologyHistory of the human sciences
The importance of a ‘style of reasoning’ to the creation of sexual kinds at the end of the 19th century, a kind of reasoning that might be styled as historical is suggested.
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Deadly Words: Witchcraft in the Bocage
Part I. There Must Be a Subject Section 1. The Way Things Are Said: 1. The mirror-image of an academic 2. Words spoken with insistence 3. When words wage war Section 2. Between 'Caught' and Catching:…
Why Freud Was Wrong: Sin, Science and Psychoanalysis
* Introduction: The Legacy of Freud * Prologue: Images, Myths, and Legends The Creation of a Pseudo-Science * From Caul to Cocaine * Hypnotism and Hysteria * Charcots Mistake * Anna O. and the Birth…
The recovered memory controversy: An anthropologist's view
The false memory controversy falls in the border zone between facts and values. Scientific claims are made that are also heavily influenced by moral and political convictions. Observations are…
The dissociation theory of Pierre Janet
Although the concept of dissociation had been described earlier, Pierre Janet was the first to show clearly and systematically how it is the most direct psychological defence against overwhelming…
The Harmony of Illusions: Inventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
As far back as we know, there have been individuals inca-pacitated by memories that have filled them with sadness and remorse, fright and horror, or a sense of irreparable loss. Only recently,…
Rewriting the Soul: Multiple Personality and the Sciences of Memory
Some years ago, one could list by name the tiny number of multiple personalities recorded in the history of Western medicine, but today hundreds of people receive treatment for dissociative disorders…