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Publisher Description

This modern biography provides a comprehensive and balanced view of a legendary figure in American medicine. Controversial because of his fierce fight against women’s rights, S. Weir Mitchell achieved stunning success through his experimentation with venomous snakes, treatment of Civil War soldiers with phantom limbs and burning pain, and creation of the rest cure to treat hysteria and neurasthenia. Mitchell’s life was extraordinary—interesting in its own right and as a case study in the larger inquiry into nineteenth-century medicine and culture.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2012
September 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
312
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penn State University Press
SELLER
The Pennsylvania State University Press
SIZE
2.8
MB