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Porter, Roy

Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 35 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC340, 616.89
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Most widely held works by Roy Porter
Kootenai Valley inundated by Roy Porter( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Cheyne by Roy Porter( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Nerves' became a highly eligible illness in early Georgian London and Bath. What Freud was for Vienna at the end of the nineteenth-century, George Cheyne was for eighteenth-century fashionable ailments. The English Malady was one of the best known and most influential books of the Georgian age, dealing with what we would now call psychiatric disorders. Such disorders, he contended, should be regarded as diseases of 'civilization' and the product of the pressures and affluence of modern life. By making 'neurosis' acceptable, even fashionable, Cheyne's book assumed considerably wider
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.16 for Kootenai V ... to 0.59 for George Che ...)

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