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The autocrat of the breakfast table : every man his own Boswell

  title={The autocrat of the breakfast table : every man his own Boswell},
  author={Oliver Wendell Holmes},
7 Citations
With Friends Like These: E. D. E. N. Southworth and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes’s Pathological Poisoners
Crosby examines how two of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s colleagues, E. D. E. N. Southworth and Oliver Wendell Holmes, kept her medical frame for the poisonous woman but nonetheless tried to contain theExpand
Socrates on the Moral Mischief of Misology
In Plato’s dialogues, the Phaedo, Laches, and Republic, Socrates warns his interlocutors about the dangers of misology. Misology is explained by analogy with misanthropy, not as the hatred of otherExpand
‘Soldiers may Fall but Athletes Never!’: Sport as an Antidote to Nervous Diseases and National Decline in America, 1865–1905
During the second half of the nineteenth century concerns about hysteria and other nervous diseases in males became extensive in some countries. One presumed cause of such afflictions were militaryExpand
Guiding Our Learners in Reflective Writing: A Practical Approach
  • H. Wald
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Literature and medicine
  • 2011
Biological thought, athletics and the formation of a ‘man of character’: 1830–1900
Belief that by strengthening his body a man could strengthen his ‘will’ permeated nineteenth-century writing. Boston physician John Jeffries's 1833 article ‘Physical Culture, the Result of MoralExpand
Muscles, symmetry and action: ‘do you measure up?’ defining masculinity in Britain and America from the 1860s to the early 1900s
Two approaches inform the modern world's thinking about ‘the body’– that which predominates in the biological sciences (the body is a ‘machine’ that is governed by the laws of physics and chemistry)Expand