Hysteria: The disturbing history Reprint Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0199692989
ISBN-10: 019969298X
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Editorial Reviews


Review from previous edition: "Elegantly constructed book...Skull is otherwise exemplary on the whole historical curve."

--George Rousseau, TLS 20.08.10

"The stories they tell are often fascinating and alarming - pitched somewhere between farce, genius, horror and a lab report."

--The Scotsman 23/10/2009

"These four 'biographies' of diseases go far beyond questions of biology or medical practice; they talk politics, sex and class, faith."

--The Scotsman 23/10/2009

"The notion of an ailment having a birth, a lifespan, and - ideally - a demise...is an illuminating and useful concept."

--Wendy Moore, British Medical Journal 31/10/2009

"Andrew Scull's exploration...provides an utterly enthralling study of medical ideology and sociology."

--Wendy Moore, British Medical Journal 31/10/2009

"Should be required reading for all students of medicine."

--Wendy Moore, British Medical Journal 31/10/2009

About the Author

Andrew Scull has held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and the University of California, where he is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Science Studies. He is a past president of the Society for the Social History of Medicine, and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, many of them on the history of psychiatry in Britain and the United States. He has lectured on five continents, as well as making many media appearances on programmes dealing with mental health issues.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 9.1 ounces
  • Paperback : 232 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 019969298X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0199692989
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA; Reprint Edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.04 x 0.53 x 7.64 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 23 ratings