Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950 by Laura Salisbury

Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950

byLaura Salisbury, Andrew Shail

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An exploration of the habits of the modern era beside cultural notions discovering brain function and the nervous system to be central to health and illness. It looks at debates within neurology and culture through neurological works, popular advice, and the appearance of neurological disorders within the aesthetic artefacts of modernity.

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LAURA SALISBURY is RCUK Fellow in Science, Technology and Culture at the School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.ANDREW SHAIL is News International Research Fellow in Film at St Annes College, University of Oxford, UK.
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Title:Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:February 10, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Neurology and Modernity--L.Salisbury&amp--A.Shail
PART I DISCOURSES AND DISCOVERIES
Beyond the Brain: Sceptical and Satirical Responses to Galls Organology--M.K.House
Neurology and the Invention of Menstruation--A.Shail
Railway Spine, Nervous Excess, and the Forensic Self--J.F.Thrailkill
Modernity and the Peristaltic Subject--J.Walton
Sounds of Silence: Aphasiology and the Subject of Modernity--L.Salisbury
I guess Im just nervous, then: Neuropathology and Edith Whartons Exploration of Interior Geographies--V.Plock
Matter for Thought: The Psychon in Neurology, Psychology and American Culture, 1927-1943--M.Littlefield
PART II: DISORDERS
Modernism and the Two Paranoias: The Neurology of Persecution--G.Rousseau
Carlyles Nervous Dyspepsia: Nervousness, Indigestion and the Experience of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain--H.Ishizuka
Nerve-Vibration: Therapeutic Technologies in the 1880s and 1890s--S.Trower
The Conviction of its Existence: Silas Weir Mitchell, Phantom Limbs and Phantom Bodies in Neurology and Spiritualism--A.Satz
From Daniel Paul Schreber through the Dr. Phil Family: Modernity, Neurology and the Cult of the Case Study Superstar--M.A.Tata
Shell Shock as a Self-Inflicted Wound, 1915-1921--J.Meyer