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viii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Ardent spirits and republican medicine
  • Discovering delirium tremens
  • Hard drinking and want
  • The benevolent empire of medicine
  • The pathology of intemperance
  • The drunkard's demons
  • Epilogue: alcoholics and pink elephants.
Edgar Allan Poe vividly recalls standing in a prison cell, fearing for his life, as he watched men mutilate and dismember the body of his mother. That memory, however graphic and horrifying, was not real. It was a hallucination, one of many suffered by the writer, caused by his addiction to alcohol. In Rum Maniacs, Matthew Warner Osborn reveals how and why pathological drinking became a subject of medical interest, social controversy, and lurid fascination in the early American republic. At the heart of that story is the disease that Poe suffered: delirium tremens. First described in 1813, delirium tremens and its characteristic hallucinations inspired sweeping changes in how the medical profession saw and treated the problems of alcohol abuse. Based on new theories of pathological anatomy, human physiology, and mental illness, the new diagnosis founded the medical conviction and popular belief that habitual drinking could become a psychological and physiological disease. By midcentury, delirium tremens had inspired a wide range of popular theater, poetry, fiction, and illustration. This romantic fascination endured into the twentieth century, most notably in the classic Disney cartoon Dumbo, in which a pink pachyderm marching band haunts a drunken young elephant. Rum Maniacs reveals just how delirium tremens shaped the modern experience of alcohol addiction as a psychic struggle with inner demons.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226099897 20160616
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
352 pages ; 23 cm
  • Vorrede
  • Aufklärung und Menschenliebe
  • Psychiatrie als Kopßjeburt der neuen Zeit
  • Medizin und Öffentlichkeit
  • Erfahrungsseelenkunde
  • Streit der Fakultäten
  • Alte und neue Konzepte
  • Verkehrsformen
  • Irresein als Akademisches Problem
  • Johann Christian Reil
  • Von Ostfriesland nach Halle an der Saale
  • Psychische Kurmethoden
  • Magazin jiir die psychische Heilkunde
  • Franzosenzeit-Von Halle nach Berlin
  • Forturirkung
  • Eschenmayer und Autenrieth in Tübingen
  • Johann Christian August Heinroth in Leipzig
  • Alexander Haindorf in Heidelberg und Münster
  • Friedrich Nasse in Bonn
  • Zeitschrift für psychische Aerzte
  • Das Irrenhaus als Staatsanstalt
  • Anfänge im kurmärkischen Neuruppin
  • Bayreuth unter Langermann
  • Berlin und die Irrenabteilung der Charité
  • Waldheim und Sonnenstein im Königreich Sachsen
  • Irrenpflege im Königreich Bayern
  • Karrieremuster und Musteranstalten
  • Maximilian Jacobis Weg nach Siegburg
  • Albert Zeller : Reisen nach Winnenthal
  • Von Stuttgart nach Hamburg
  • Großbritannien zwischen London und Edinburgh
  • In Rouen und in Paris
  • Von Berlin über Leipzig und Dresden zum Sonnenstein
  • Nach Prag und zurück
  • Die Heilanstalt in Winnenthal
  • Christian Roller : Pforzheim, Heidelberg, Illenau
  • Psychiatrie und Gesellschaft
  • Wege zur Professionalisierung : Rejörmarbeit im Vormärz
  • Vereinsbildung und Fachpublizistik
  • Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie
  • Erfolge und Hindernisse
  • Abschied von den Vätern : Wilhelm Griesinger
  • Kiel und Kairo
  • Revolution und Revolutionsdeutungen 1848-49
  • Psychiater in turbulenter Zeit
  • Medizinalreformen
  • Leidenschaften und Affecte : Dietrich Georg Kieser
  • Ätiologie der politischen Aufregung : Carl Friedrich Flemming
  • Semantik des Wahnsinns : Heinrich Damerou
  • Revolution als psychische Epidemie : Rudolf Leubuscher
  • Politik als Medizin im Großen : RudolfVirchow
  • Exkursion in Richtung Gegenwart
  • Dimensionen der Veränderung
  • Psychiatrie in Zeiten modener Barbarei
  • Von der Nachkriegszeit zur Psychiatriereform
  • Sozialpsychiatrie
  • Wege der Forschung
  • Anmerkungen
  • Literaturhinweise
  • Personenregister.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xviii, 284 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- Acknowledgments Introduction: Knowing Nature-- 1. The Agency of Insects-- 2. The Agency of Chemicals-- 3. Copper Mining and Ecological Collapse-- 4. Engineering Pain in the Jinzu River Basin-- 6. Hell at the Hojo Colliery-- Conclusion Works Cited.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295989549 20160604
The Earth's environment is interlaced with complex, constructed ecological pathways that link industrial facilities and human consumers. Nowhere is this truer than on the Japanese archipelago. During the nineteenth century, Japan saw the rise of Homo sapiens industrialis, a new breed of human who was transformed by an engineered, industrialized, and poisonous environment. Toxins moved freely through mines, factory sites, and rice paddies and more directly into human bodies. Toxic Archipelago explores the relationship between the causes of colossal toxic pollution and the manner in which pain caused by pollution insults porous human bodies. Brett Walker examines startling case studies of industrial toxins that know no boundaries: a killer pollution from insecticide saturations; poisonings from copper, zinc, and lead mining; congenital deformities from methylmercury factory effluents; and lung diseases from sulfur dioxide and asbestos. This powerful and thoughtful book demonstrates a deep understanding of how the Japanese archipelago has become industrialized over the last two hundred years and the human and environmental consequences of that transformation. Brett L. Walker is Regents' Professor and department chair of history and philosophy at Montana State University, Bozeman. He is author of The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800 and The Lost Wolves of Japan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295991382 20160604
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
vii, 82 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
122, 32 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
105 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiii, 310 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Pt. I. The indescribable : "soft" impediments to discourse
  • 1. Multiple representations : maps of mind and nature
  • 2. Subjective theories of cardiac patients
  • 3. Negotiating attributions : developing a constructive dialog
  • 4. Feeling-facts : searching for words related to feelings
  • 5. Pure and impure ideologies : the change of social contexts
  • Pt. II. Severe impediments to discourse
  • 6. Silenced facts from the victimizers' perspective
  • 7. Silenced facts from the victims' perspective
  • 8. My father and I : on constructing a moral imagination
  • 9. Psychosocial learning from experience.
People - laymen and practitioners alike - face serious difficulties in making sense of each other's feelings, behaviour, and discourse in everyday life and after traumatic experiences. Acknowledging and working through these difficulties is the subject of this book. After a critical look at the psychological and philosophical literature, the author identifies two groups of impediments. First, the indescribable, as it appears when individuals try to understand and integrate their first heart attack into their previous life-experience, when a group of pathfinders talk about their different maps of the mind and nature, or when a team of welfare practitioners tries to develop a common approach to their regional population. Second, the undiscussable, as it appears in the transmission, from generation to generation, of the traumatic experiences of the families of both Holocaust survivors and Nazi perpetrators, the book showing how their descendants can work through the burden of the past by confronting themselves and each other through a prolonged group encounter. This text provides a way of looking at life experiences, individual as well as inter-personal. It proposes a psychological theoretical framework in a way to which both laymen and professionals can relate while confronting similar issues in their everyday experiences and discourse. It relates to the problems of psychological adaptation arising from the transition from totalitarian to democratic regimes, which is especially relevant to present-day Central and Eastern European societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789639116337 20160527
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
382 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
328 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiv, 180 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
The story of a 25-year old dancer, Charmayne Broadway, who contracted AIDS. Charmayne was born in 1972 and has now been forced to give up dancing. This autobiography describes her response to AIDS and how she has been able to cope with the disease and the problems it brings. In writing this book, Charmayne hopes that her story will give hope and courage to other AIDS sufferers and possibly change the way people think about those who have AIDS.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781868127429 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
112 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
442 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
312 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xv, 352 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
A century and a half after the Black Death killed over a third of the population of Western Europe, a new plague swept across the continent. The Great Pox - commonly known as the French disease - brought a different kind of horror: instead of killing its victims rapidly, it endured in their bodies for years, causing acute pain, disfigurement and ultimately an agonising death. In this study three experts explore the impact of the new plague and society's reaction to its challenge. Using a range of contemporary sources, from the archives of charitable and sanitary institutions that coped with the sick to the medical tracts of those that sought to cure it, they provide a detailed account of the experience of the disease across Renaissance Italy, as well as in France and Germany. The authors analyze the symptoms of the Great Pox and the identity of patients, documented in the records of the massive hospital for "incurables" established in early 16th-century Rome. They show how it challenged accepted medical theory and practice and provoked public disputations among university teachers. And at the most practical level they reveal the plight of its victims at all levels of society, from ecclesiastical lords to the diseased poor who begged in the streets. Examining a range of contexts from princely courts and republics to university faculties, confraternities and hosp-itals, the authors argue for an historical understanding of the Great Pox based on contemporary perceptions rather than a retrospective diagnosis of what later generations came to know as "syphilis".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300069341 20160527
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
iii, 235 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xiv, 144 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
40 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
165 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
106 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)