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Anne Stiles, “The Rest Cure, 1873-1925″ 3 years 8 months ago #1441

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This essay discusses the rest cure, a popular treatment for nervous illness pioneered by Philadelphia neurologist Silas Weir Mitchell in the 1860s and ‘70s. Emphasis will be placed on the spread of the cure to Britain and the role of the rest cure in literature.

Anne Stiles, “The Rest Cure, 1873-1925″
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