Cultures Of Neurasthenia: From Beard To The First World War (Clio Medica 63) Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra

ISBN: 9789042009219

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Cultures Of Neurasthenia: From Beard To The First World War (Clio Medica 63)  by  Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra

Cultures Of Neurasthenia: From Beard To The First World War (Clio Medica 63) by Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra
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Neurasthenia, meaning nerve weakness, was invented in the United States as a disorder of modernity, caused by the fast pace of urban life. Soon after, from the early 1880s onwards, this modern disease crossed the Atlantic. Neurasthenia became muchMoreNeurasthenia, meaning nerve weakness, was invented in the United States as a disorder of modernity, caused by the fast pace of urban life. Soon after, from the early 1880s onwards, this modern disease crossed the Atlantic. Neurasthenia became much less popular in Britain or the Netherlands than in Germany. Neurasthenias heyday continued into the first decade of the twentieth century.

The label referred to conditions similar to those currently labelled as chronic fatigue syndrome. Why this rise and fall of neurasthenia, and why these differences in popularity? This book, which emerged out of an Anglo-Dutch-German conference held in June 2000, explores neurasthenias manysided history from a comparative perspective.



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