Medicine, Emotion and Disease, 1700–1950 by Fay Bound Alberti

By Fay Bound Alberti

Utilizing interdisciplinary thoughts and unique examine findings, this quantity explores the shift from humoral to apprehensive interpretations of emotion; the emotional nature of the scientific professional-patient dating; and the level to which gender may possibly effect the analysis, remedy and analysis of pathological emotional stipulations.

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That a maddoctor was, eventually, allowed to command and physically restrain a King against his will must tell the historian something about the attitudes of the culture that allowed it, and attitudes towards reason, passions and insanity as well as towards power. 12 Words, categories, disciplines Of the many different ways one might go about investigating the histories of medicine and emotion, perhaps the most ambitious would be to attempt to recover somehow the actual emotional experiences of Patients and Passions: Languages of Medicine and Emotion, 1789–1850 25 historical actors (such as King George, his family and his physicians).

21. Wright, Passions of the Minde, pp. 71–3. 22. Levinus Lemnius, The Secret Miracles of Nature, (London: Jo Streater, 1658), p. 274 cited in Bamborough, Little World of Man, p. 64. 23. Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, pp. 152–3. 24. Pierre de la Primaudaye, The French Academie, trans. P. (London: Printed for T. Adams, 1618 [1577]), p. 471. 25. John Downame, A Treatise of Anger (London: Printed by T. E. for William Welby, 1609), p. 3. 26. Eric Jager, The Book of the Heart (Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, 2000).

9. 1, p. 201. J. ), Sensibility in Transformation: Creative Resistance to Sentiment from the Augustans to the Romantics (Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London; Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1990). William Clark, MD, A Medical Dissertation Concerning the Effects of the Passions on Human Bodies (Bath; London: for W. Frederick, 1752), pp. 38–40. Clark, Medical Dissertation, p. 40. Robert Whytt, Observations on the Nature, Causes and Cure of those Disorders Which Have Been Commonly Called Nervous, Hypochondriac or Hysteric (London: T.

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