Silas Weir Mitchell

Standard Name: Mitchell, Silas Weir

Connections

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Health Rebecca Harding Davis
By fall of 1863 she was feeling unwell, and her first pregnancy was accompanied by illness diagnosed as nervous exhaustion. She reported to her dear friend Annie Adams Fields that her physician (probably S. Weir Mitchell
Health Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Stetson experienced a nervous breakdown, and travelled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to take S. Weir Mitchell 's rest cure.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography. Arno Press, 1972.
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Scharnhorst, Gary. Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Twayne Publishers, 1985.
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Reception Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Although The Yellow Wall-Paper was initially praised for its excellent deployment of the grotesque, it was largely forgotten between the late nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries. Though nineteenth-century readers appreciated its horrific tone, it failed...

Timeline

1873
American neurologist Silas Weir Mitchell developed a controversial treatment programme for neurasthenia.
1883
English obstetrics professor W. S. Playfair advocated the rest cure in The Systematic Treatment of Nerve Prostration and Hysteria.
1885
American physician Silas Weir Mitchell 's treatment programme for anorectics was touted by British doctors as a highly successful approach to the disease.
1889
Jean-Martin Charcot 's London publication On Diseases of the Nervous System argued that sufferers of anorexia nervosa required isolation from family and friends.