American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History
- Publish Date: 1981-12-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Tom Lutz
Hysteria, insomnia, hypochondria, asthma, skin rashes, hay fever, premature baldness, inebriety, nervous exhaustion, brain-collapse--all were symptoms of neurasthenia, the bizarre psychophysiological illness that plagued America's intellectual and economic elite around the turn of the century.