Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry, and Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870–1930

Mark S. Micale (Editor), Paul Frederick Lerner (Editor)

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Trauma--the psychological consequences of wars, accidents and abuse--has become the subject of heated debate among doctors, psychologists, and lay critics (and activists) in recent years. The essays in this book trace the origins of these debates in medicine and culture in modern Europe and America. They cover medical and cultural aspects of experiences understood to be "traumatic" from rail and factory accidents in the later nineteenth century through the First World War and its aftermath.

A comprehensive book bringing together works from the burgeoning field of historical trauma studies
Very cross-cultural, and includes essays on America, Britain, France, Germany and Italy by authors from all of these countries
Uniquely bridges the humanities and clinical sciences and will be of significant interest to researchers in both groups
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages336
ISBN (Electronic)9780511889936
ISBN (Print)9780521583657, 9780521142083
StatePublished - Sep 2001

Publication series

NameCambridge Studies in the History of Medicine


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