Noddle Pox: Syphilis and the Conception of Nosomania/Nosophobia (c. 1665–c. 1965)

@article{Janssen2020NoddlePS,
  title={Noddle Pox: Syphilis and the Conception of Nosomania/Nosophobia (c. 1665–c. 1965)},
  author={Diederik F. Janssen},
  journal={Canadian Bulletin of Medical History},
  year={2020},
  volume={37},
  pages={319 - 359}
}
  • Diederik F. Janssen
  • Published 20 August 2020
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Canadian Bulletin of Medical History
Abstract:Hypochondriac or phobic reactions to venereal disease, specifically syphilis, have invited over three centuries of medical reification and nosological reframing. This bibliographic overview establishes that the early specification and psychiatricization of early modern concepts of melancholy and hypochondriasis, imaginary syphilis or syphilophobia, animated the early respective territorializations of venereology, infectiology more broadly, neurology, and mental medicine. Together with… 

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