S. Weir Mitchell, 1829-1914: Philadelphia's Literary Physician

S. Weir Mitchell, 1829-1914: Philadelphia's Literary Physician

Nancy Cervetti / Apr 09, 2020

S Weir Mitchell Philadelphia s Literary Physician This modern biography provides a comprehensive and balanced view of a legendary figure in American medicine Controversial because of his fierce fight against women s rights S Weir Mitchell achieved s

  • Title: S. Weir Mitchell, 1829-1914: Philadelphia's Literary Physician
  • Author: Nancy Cervetti
  • ISBN: 9780271054032
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This modern biography provides a comprehensive and balanced view of a legendary figure in American medicine Controversial because of his fierce fight against women s rights, S Weir Mitchell achieved stunning success through his experimentation with venomous snakes, treatment of Civil War soldiers with phantom limbs and burning pain, and creation of the rest cure to treatThis modern biography provides a comprehensive and balanced view of a legendary figure in American medicine Controversial because of his fierce fight against women s rights, S Weir Mitchell achieved stunning success through his experimentation with venomous snakes, treatment of Civil War soldiers with phantom limbs and burning pain, and creation of the rest cure to treat hysteria and neurasthenia Mitchell s life was extraordinary interesting in its own right and as a case study in the larger inquiry into nineteenth century medicine and culture.

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    1. Outstanding biography of Mitchell: current, well-researched, and confronts his controversial aspects (rampant misogyny) head on while still giving him due respect for his ground-breaking work in neurology and psychiatry. A fascinating life, well told here.


    2. Cervetti's biography of physician, outdoorsman, and poet S. Weir Mitchell covers a vast amount of material in a single slim but informative volume. She provides brief background information about Mitchell's family before pivoting to an in-depth discussion of Mitchell's position in mid-19th century medicine in general. Although S. Weir Mitchell never held a long-term university appointment, his influence on medicine and learned thought was substantial. Best known for his widely criticized "rest c [...]


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