"Neurasthenia and a Modernizing America"
Journal of the American Medical Association
American Medical Association
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.
neurasthenia, history, medicine, culture
Cultural History | History | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Psychiatry and Psychology | Social History | United States History
David G. Schuster (2003).
"Neurasthenia and a Modernizing America". Journal of the American Medical Association.290 (17), 2327-2328. American Medical Association.