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Medical Muses

Hysteria in Nineteenth-century Paris
Hustvedt, Asti (Book - 2011)
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Depicts the lives of three French women who became unwitting celebrities after being committed to the hysteria ward of Salpetrière Hospital in 1870s Paris and delves into the treatment they received from noted French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot.
Authors: Hustvedt, Asti
Title: Medical muses
hysteria in nineteenth-century Paris
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 372 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Asti Hustvedt
Summary: Depicts the lives of three French women who became unwitting celebrities after being committed to the hysteria ward of Salpetrière Hospital in 1870s Paris and delves into the treatment they received from noted French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot.
ISBN: 0393025608
9780393025606
Branch Call Number: 616.8900922 H9729m 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Salpêtrière (Hospital) Psychiatry France History 19th century Hysteria Treatment France History 19th century Neurologists France Biography Charcot, J. M. (Jean Martin), 1825-1893
Topical Term: Psychiatry
Hysteria
Neurologists
LCCN: 2011000697
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Depicts the lives of three French women who became unwitting celebrities after being committed to the hysteria ward of Salpetrière Hospital in 1870s Paris and delves into the treatment they received from noted French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot.


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