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Hysteria Complicated by Ecstasy: The Case of Nanette Leroux - Jan Goldstein
Hysteria Complicated by Ecstasy: The Case of Nanette Leroux
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This book is a tour de force of analysis and contextualization. Investigating a set of curative procedures derived from popular culture and medical science on behalf of a young peasant girl locked in the grip of a frequently immobilizing illness, Goldstein successfully casts light on the state of... show more
This book is a tour de force of analysis and contextualization. Investigating a set of curative procedures derived from popular culture and medical science on behalf of a young peasant girl locked in the grip of a frequently immobilizing illness, Goldstein successfully casts light on the state of medicine, the condition of women and gender relations, and the society and culture of the Savoie region in the Restoration era.—Robert A. Nye, Oregon State University"Goldstein's historical presentation is expertly done, creating a vivid picture of the important elements in Nanette Leroux's life and in the lives of those with whom she interacted. This historical polyphony is at once intriguing, instructive, original, and deeply satisfying, especially in the way it amalgamates readings of women's mental afflictions over the course of two centuries."—Bonnie G. Smith, Rutgers University
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780691011868 (0691011869)
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
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