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Published: 01 January 2012

240 Pages | 18 black and white halftones

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199692989

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The disturbing history

Andrew Scull

  • Tells the story of a highly gendered 'disease', linked with changing perceptions of women and sexuality
  • Full of rich, fascinating - and sometimes shocking - detail of the experiences of hysterics under bizarre 'treatments'
  • Explores the social and cultural responses to hysteria through history
  • Written by a leading social and cultural historian