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Anxious times : medicine and modernity in nineteenth-century Britain

Author: Amelia Bonea; Melissa Dickson, (Of University of Birmingham); Sally Shuttleworth; Jennifer Wallis
Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much like the Information Age of the twenty-first century, the Industrial Age was a period of great social changes brought about by rapid industrialization and urbanization, speed of travel, and global communications. The literature, medicine, science, and popular journalism of the nineteenth century attempted to diagnose problems of the mind and body that such drastic transformations were thought to generate: a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amelia Bonea; Melissa Dickson, (Of University of Birmingham); Sally Shuttleworth; Jennifer Wallis
ISBN: 9780822945512 0822945517
OCLC Number: 1047782393
Description: vii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century.
Responsibility: Amelia Bonea, Melissa Dickson, Sally Shuttleworth, & Jennifer Wallis.

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Explores perceptions of the pressures of modern life and their impact on bodily and mental health in nineteenth-century Britain. Drawing on both specialist and popular material, the authors consider  Read more...

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