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Wear and Tear free pdf S. Weir Mitchell's work on the etiology and treatment of neurasthenia, commonly called brain drain, provided the intersection of medical diagnoses of a serious ailment with cultural critiques of modernity and the vigorous reassertion of traditional gender ideologies. It was for neurasthenia that Mitchell treated feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman and countless others, for whom the pace and pressures of modern society had proved too difficult to bear, and who were exhibiting symptoms ranging from severe depression and unbearable lassitude, to anxiety and panic disorders. First published in 1971, Wear and Tear became a best-seller, a popular general treatise on culture and mental and physical health and brought Mitchell significant public attention. More than a century later, Wear and Tear may be seen as cautionary tales, reminding contemporary readers of the persistence of traditional gender ideologies, and the ways in which pseudo-scientific arguments have undermined women's claims for an equal footing in the public and private spheres.

About S. Weir Mitchell

S. Weir Mitchell was among the 19th century's most eminent physicians, a man of enormous literary and medical talents, who at the turn of the century, jumped on a bandwagon of gender-hysteria that swept across American society. Michael S. Kimmel teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Author : S. Weir Mitchell
Publisher : AltaMira Press,U.S.
Data Published : 01 February 2004
ISBN : 0759106738
EAN : 9780759106734
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 100 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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