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Published: 08 December 2009

256 Pages | 15 b/w illus.

5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199560967

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The Biography

Andrew Scull

Biographies of Disease

  • The story of a highly gendered 'disease' linked with changing perceptions of women and sexuality
  • Unusual in showing the story of a disease that has vanished
  • Full of rich and fascinating - sometimes shocking - detail of the experiences of hysterics under bizarre 'treatments'
  • Author is a leading social and cultural historian
  • Part of the Biographies of Diseases series, edited by William and Helen Bynum

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