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Medicine, Emotion and Disease, 1700-1950

Editors: Bound Alberti, Fay (Ed.)

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Using interdisciplinary techniques and original research findings, this volume explores the shift from humoral to nervous interpretations of emotion; the emotional nature of the medical professional-patient relationship; and the extent to which gender might influence the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of pathological emotional conditions.

About the authors

JANET BROWNE Lecturer at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, UK THOMAS DIXON Lecturer in History, University of Lancaster, UK OTNIEL E. DROR Head of the Section for the History of Medicine in the Medical Faculty, and Head of the Programme in Ethics and Science in the Faculty of the Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel RHODRI HAYWARD Research Fellow, Exeter University Wellcome Trust Centre for Medical History, UK SUSAN LANZONI Visiting Assistant Professor in the Programme for the History of Medicine and Science, Yale University, USA HILARY MARLAND Professor of History and Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, UK BERTRAND TAITHE Professor of Cultural History, University of Manchester, UK PAUL WHITE Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK

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'The history of emotion, and its earlier cognate 'the passions', offer rich challenges to cultural analysts, as this volume abundantly shows. The essays take us through intricate articulations with successive medical systems, from humouralism and temperaments to experimental psychology and its laboratory protocols. For the Nineteenth-century, we are introduced to the distress of postpuerperal insanity, the evocation of pity in humanitarian campaigns, and the polemics of creativity and callousness around animal experimentation. We also gain access to the intimacies of medical consultation in the Twentieth-century - for the ways in which patients responded to their doctors, and the uses which psychiatrists made of their own reactions to patients. It is a volume which speaks to medicine, psychology and cultural studies as well as to the histories of science and the clinic, and one that can feed much-needed interactions.' - Professor John V. Pickstone, University of Manchester, UK

'[A] tightly edited, well-integrated collection, exploring important and original subject matter from many different, yet complementary angles. Its cumulative impact is much more than the sum of its parts...this is a very valuable collection.' - Malcolm Nicolson, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK

'...the editor should be complimented for bringing together a series of fascinating enquiries into these most vexing of human states.' - Jonathan Sawday, Medical History


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Emotions in the Early Modern Medical Tradition

    Alberti, Fay Bound

    Pages 1-21

  • Patients and Passions: Languages of Medicine and Emotion, 1789–18501

    Dixon, Thomas

    Pages 22-52

  • Languages and Landscapes of Emotion: Motherhood and Puerperal Insanity in the Nineteenth Century

    Marland, Hilary

    Pages 53-78

  • ‘Cold Calculation in the Faces of Horrors?’ Pity, Compassion and the Making of Humanitarian Protocols

    Taithe, Bertrand

    Pages 79-99

  • Sympathy under the Knife:Experimentation and Emotion in Late Victorian Medicine

    White, Paul

    Pages 100-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medicine, Emotion and Disease, 1700-1950
Editors
  • Fay Bound Alberti
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28603-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230286030
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8537-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 196
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