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Anna Katharina Schaffner

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172301

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.001.0001

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Rest

Rest

Chapter:
(p.132) 7 Rest
Source:
Exhaustion
Author(s):

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0008

This chapter focuses on the rest cure, especially as designed by the nineteenth-century physician Silas Weir Mitchell. Literary example: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' and Virginia Woolf's essays and diaries, as well as Charles Darwin's letters.

Keywords:   rest cure, Silas Weir Mitchell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper', Virginia Woolf

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