The Weir Mitchell Rest Cure : medical and moral prescription : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Goldman, Irene C. en_US Brady, Deborah K. en_US 2011-06-06T18:29:35Z 2011-06-06T18:29:35Z 1996 en_US 1996
dc.identifier.other A-176 en_US
dc.description.abstract Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) created a famous rest cure to treat patients diagnosed with neurasthenia, hysteria and other nervous disorders. This essay focuses on the positive and negative aspects of his cure and its moral foundation and places it in the context of other cures for nervous disorders. Using Mitchell's own writings and feminist critics of medical treatments for women, the essay analyzes Mitchell's dubious contributions cc women's mental health. It uses Charlotte Perkins Gilman's life and her story "The Yellow Wallpaper" to provide strong criticisms of the rest cure and also examples of the possible effects of the treatment, since Gilman herself underwent Mitchell's rest cure for a few months.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 30 leaves ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ball State University. Honors College -- Theses (B.?.) -- 1996. en_US
dc.title The Weir Mitchell Rest Cure : medical and moral prescription : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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