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From Paralysis to Fatigue

From Paralysis to Fatigue

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About the Book

This fascinating history of psychosomatic disorders shows how patients throughout the centuries have produced symptoms in tandem with the cultural shifts of the larger society. Newly popularized diseases such as "chronic fatigue syndrome" and "total allergy syndrome" are only the most recent examples of patients complaining of ailments that express the truths about the culture in which they live.
About the Author: Edward Lazare Shorter is a historian who is Professor & Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. His specializations are in the history of medicine and psychiatry.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780029286678
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publisher Imprint: Free Press
  • Depth: 32
  • Height: 231 mm
  • No of Pages: 420
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era
  • Width: 154 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0029286670
  • Publisher Date: 01 May 1993
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 27 mm
  • Weight: 521 gr

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