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Medical Men, Women of Letters, and Treatments for Eighteenth-Century Hysteria

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Humanities, November 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 285)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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Title
Medical Men, Women of Letters, and Treatments for Eighteenth-Century Hysteria
Published in
Journal of Medical Humanities, November 2012
DOI 10.1007/s10912-012-9194-4
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Authors

Heather Meek

Abstract

This paper explores evolving treatments for hysteria in the eighteenth century by examining a selection of works by both physician-writers and educated literary women. The treatments I identify--which range from aggressive bloodlettings, diets, and beatings, to exercise, fresh air, and writing cures--reveal a unique culture of therapy in which female sufferers and doctors exert an influence on one another's notions of what constitutes appropriate management of women's mental illness. A scrutiny of this exchange of ideas suggests that female patients were not simply oppressed and silenced by male practitioners; rather, their collective voice, intellect, and expertise helped to form progressive treatments for eighteenth-century hysteria.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 35%
Student > Master 3 18%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 12%
Researcher 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 1 6%
Other 3 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 4 24%
Psychology 4 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 24%
Social Sciences 2 12%
Unspecified 1 6%
Other 2 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 45. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 May 2019.
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#366,554
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#4
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Humanities
#1
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