Medical Muses

Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris

by Asti Hustvedt

Hardcover, 372 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 | purchase

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Title
Medical Muses
Subtitle
Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Author
Asti Hustvedt

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Depicts the lives of three French women who became unwitting celebrities after being committed to the hysteria ward of Salpetrière Hospital in 1870s Paris and delves into what they really were suffering from and the notions of femininity behind it. 20,000 first printing.