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Prologue: Suffocation of the mother 1: Mysteria 2: Neurologie 3: An English malady? 4: Reflexly mad 5: American Nervousness 6: A hysterical circus 7: Freudian hysterics 8: The wounds of war 9: L'hysterie morte? Further reading

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Andrew Scull has held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and the University of California, where he is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Science Studies. He is a past president of the Society for the Social History of Medicine, and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, many of them on the history of psychiatry in Britain and the United States. He has lectured on five continents, as well as making many media appearances on programmes dealing with mental health issues.

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`Review from previous edition Elegantly constructed book...Skull is otherwise exemplary on the whole historical curve.' George Rousseau, TLS `The stories they tell are often fascinating and alarming - pitched somewhere between farce, genius, horror and a lab report.' The Scotsman `These four 'biographies' of diseases go far beyond questions of biology or medical practice; they talk politics, sex and class, faith.' The Scotsman `The notion of an ailment having a birth, a lifespan, and - ideally - a demise...is an illuminating and useful concept.' Wendy Moore, British Medical Journal `Andrew Scull's exploration...provides an utterly enthralling study of medical ideology and sociology.' Wendy Moore, British Medical Journal `Should be required reading for all students of medicine.' Wendy Moore, British Medical Journal

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