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Neurasthenic nation : America's search for health, happiness, and comfort, 1869

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They called this condition neurasthenia. Physicians testified that, without a doubt, modern civilization was causing a host of ills—everything from irritability to insomnia, lethargy to weight loss, anxiety to lack of ambition, and indigestion to impotence. We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. Cultures of Neurasthenia: From Beard to the First World War Clio Medica 63 Clio Medica. Physicians testified that, without a doubt, modern civilization was causing a host of ills-everything from irritability to insomnia, lethargy to weight loss, anxiety to lack of ambition, and indigestion to impotence. New Thought had won its great practical victory.

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It was the most common guide to reproduction and sexual matters in America in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The book is a worthy addition to the voluminous literature on neurasthenia. Neurasthenic Nation: America's Search for Health, Comfort, and Happiness, 1869-1920. Series Title: Responsibility: David G. At the moment when neurologists were seeking to define a specialty, Dr George Miller Beard gave neurasthenia its name, meaning deficiency of nerve strength, and publicised it to a broad audience. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

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Neurasthenic Nation: America's Search for Health, Happiness, and Comfort, 1869

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Typically, it was associated with people and with working in sedentary occupations, but really can apply to anyone who lives within the monetary system. Van Deusen associated the condition with farm wives made sick by isolation and a lack of engaging activity, while Beard connected the condition to busy society women and overworked businessmen. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987. Physicians in the Beard school of thought associated neurasthenia with the stresses of and with stress suffered as a result of the increasingly competitive business environment. It could only be known by its symptoms, and they were manifold, running from depression of spirits to hay fever. American Association of the History of Medicine. Blood combined with heat was the source of sexual desire.

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Neurasthenic Nation

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How the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America. As the United States rushed toward industrial and technological modernization in the late nineteenth century, people worried that the workplace had become too competitive, the economy too turbulent, domestic chores too taxing, while new machines had created a fast-paced environment that sickened the nation. Another, rarely used, term for neurasthenia is nervosism. Van Deusen of the Kalamazoo asylum in 1869, followed a few months later by New York neurologist George Beard, also in 1869 to denote a condition with symptoms of , , , , , , and. Schuster's appropriately titled Neurasthenic Nation provides important insights and perspectives on the way in which Americans in the period understood the relation of mind and body. The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal: 217—221.

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An 1868 review posited that Beard's and Rockwell's knowledge of the was suspect and did not believe their claims to be warranted. Abstract: Neurasthenic Nation investigates how the concept of neurasthenia, the ill effects of modern civilization such as insomnia or impotence, helped doctors and patients, men and women, and advertisers and consumers negotiate changes commonly associated with modernity; Combining a survey of medical and popular literature on neurasthenia with original research into rare archives of personal letters, patient records, and corporate files, David Schuster charts the emergence of a neurasthenic nation; a place where people saw their personal health as inextricably tied to. Physicians testified that, without a doubt, modern civilization was causing a host of ills—everything from irritability to insomnia, lethargy to weight loss, anxiety to lack of ambition, and indigestion to impotence. To capitalize on this epidemic, the drug company introduced a medication called 'Americanitis Elixir' which claimed to be a soother for any bouts related to Neurasthenia. Eventually he separated it from , though he believed that a combination of the two conditions existed in many cases.

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neurasthenic nation schuster david g

The E-mail message field is required. They called this condition neurasthenia. Full Size Image Click to close full size. Neurasthenic Nation : America's Search for Health, Happiness, and Comfort, 1869-1920. As a term, the first to publish on neurasthenia was Michigan E. Physicians testified that, without a doubt, modern civilization was causing a host of ills—everything from irritability to insomnia, lethargy to weight loss, anxiety to lack of ambition, and indigestion to impotence. The diagnosis is sometimes used as a disguise for serious mental illnesses such as and.

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David G. Schuster, Neurasthenic Nation: America's Search for Health, Happiness, and Comfort, 1869

neurasthenic nation schuster david g

Bibliographic Details Main Author: Format: Online Book Language: English Published: New Brunswick, N. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. As the United States rushed toward industrial and technological modernization in the late nineteenth century, people worried that the workplace had become too competitive, the economy too turbulent, domestic chores too taxing, while new machines had created a fast-paced environment that sickened the nation. However, it is no longer included as a diagnosis in the 's. So the term, literally meaning tired nerves, was a diagnosis of convenience for people who really had nothing wrong with them but who complained of overwork and stress.

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Neurasthenic Nation: America's Search for Health, Happiness, and Comfort, 1869

neurasthenic nation schuster david g

Contents: Professional medicine and the discovery of neurasthenia -- The popular diagnosis -- The search for inspiration: neurasthenia and therapeutic spirituality -- Neurasthenia, health and gender -- Lifestyle and managing the healthy balance -- The decline of neurasthenia. Schuster, Neurasthenic Nation: America's Search for Health, Happiness, and Comfort, 1869—1920 Social History of Medicine Oxford Academic In this concise history, David G. Beard believed the condition was caused by the pressures of modern life which left brain-workers and the more refined members of society vulnerable to its ravages. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. They called this condition neurasthenia.

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neurasthenic nation schuster david g

Series Title: Responsibility: David G. . The E-mail message field is required. Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index. Recent analysis, however, of data from this period gleaned from the Annual Reports of Queen Square Hospital, London, indicates that the diagnosis was more evenly balanced between the sexes than is commonly thought. Schuster Estimated delivery 3-12 business days Format Hardcover Condition Brand New As the United States rushed toward industrial and technological modernization in the late nineteenth century, people worried that the workplace had become too competitive, the economy too turbulent, domestic chores too taxing, while new machines had created a fast-paced envir Medical Book Neurasthenic Nation Physicians testified that, without a doubt, modern civilization was causing a host of ills—everything from irritability to insomnia, lethargy to weight loss, anxiety to lack of ambition, and indigestion to impotence.

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