Invention of Hysteria : Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpetriere

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003. First US edition. Hardcover. Tall octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. xii, 373 p. w/many illus, endnotes, bibliography, index. In a classic work first published in French in 1982, the author looks at the relationship of psychiatry ad photography in the creation of the category of hysteria, The author focuses on teacher and clinician Charcot who methodically photographed and recorded "hysterics" at Salpetriere, the Parisian Asylum for the insane. Very good / very good. Item #19533

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