Title

"Neurasthenia and a Modernizing America"

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-5-2003

Publication Source

Journal of the American Medical Association

Volume

290

Issue

17

Inclusive pages

2327-2328

Publisher

American Medical Association

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This article explores the ways the neurasthenia diagnosis common to turn-of-the-century America was the product of both popular culture and professional medicine, and, as such, serves as a useful reminder of how health care both influences and is influenced by developments in the rest of society.

Keywords

neurasthenia, history, medicine, culture

Disciplines

Cultural History | History | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Psychiatry and Psychology | Social History | United States History

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http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/290/17/2327.full