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Hysterical men : war, psychiatry, and the politics of trauma in Germany, 1890-1930

Author: Paul Frederick Lerner
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2003.
Series: Cornell studies in the history of psychiatry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Paul Lerner traces the intertwined histories of trauma and male hysteria in German society and psychiatry and shows how these concepts were swept up into debates about Germany's national health, economic productivity, and military strength in the years surrounding World War I. From a growing concern with industrial accidents in the 1880s through the shell shock "epidemic" of the war, male hysteria seemed to bespeak  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Frederick Lerner
ISBN: 0801440947 9780801440946 9780801475368 0801475368
OCLC Number: 51553161
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2006 Cheiron Book Prize (Cheiron: Th.
Description: xi, 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: Imperial origins: psychiatry and the politics of trauma. Pathological modernity --
Mobilizing minds : German psychiatry goes to war --
pt. 2: War hysteria : diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation. Long live hysteria! : the wartime trauma debate and the fall of Hermann Oppenheim --
The powers of suggestion : science, magic, and modernity in the therapeutic arsenal --
The worker-patient : the neurosis stations and the rationalization of psychiatric care --
The discovery of the mind : psychoanalytic responses to war hysteria --
pt. 3: Aftermath : hysteria, trauma, memory. Dictatorship of the psychopaths : psychiatrists and patients through defeat and revolution --
Pension war : nervous veterans and German memory in the Weimar --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cornell studies in the history of psychiatry.
Responsibility: Paul Lerner.
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The author traces the intertwined histories of trauma and male hysteria in German society and psychiatry and shows how these concepts were swept up into debates about Germany's national health,  Read more...

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