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Popular medicine, hysterical disease, and social controversy in Shakespeare's England

Author: Kaara L Peterson
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010.
Series: Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mining a series of previously uncharted conversations springing up in 16th- and 17th-century popular medicine and culture, this study explores early modern England's significant and sustained interest in the hysterical diseases of women. Kaara L. Peterson assembles a fascinating collection of medical materials to support her discussion of contemporary debates about varieties of uterine pathologies and the  Read more...
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Peterson, Kaara L.
Popular medicine, hysterical disease, and social controversy in Shakespeare's England.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010
(DLC) 2009045503
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kaara L Peterson
ISBN: 9780754698234 0754698238
OCLC Number: 712991459
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 217 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: historica passio: the fit of history --
Early modern medicine and the case history of King Lear --
"So troubled with the mother": dying to live --
"The ink of lovers": revenge tragedy's blood letters --
"Mocked with art" and playing dead: the theatrics of hysterica passio --
Epilogue: Hermione's legacy, or hysteria after 1700.
Series Title: Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.
Responsibility: Kaara Peterson.

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