Neurology and Modernity (Electronic Book)

A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950
Author(s): 
Salisbury, Laura
ISBN: 
9780230233133
Date published: 
December 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

Citizens of the modern era were singularly prone to nervous disorders, the nervous system becoming a model for describing political and social organization. The studies in this volume untangle the mutual dependencies of scientific neurology and the cultural attitudes of the period, exploring how and why modernity was a fundamentally nervous state.