American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History
American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History
Brand: Cornell University Press

American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History

  • Publish Date: 1981-12-14
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Tom Lutz

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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.


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