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Porter, Roy

Works: 1 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 31 library holdings
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George Cheyne : the English Malady (1733) (Psychology Revivals) by Roy Porter( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Nerves' became a highly eligible illness in early Georgian London and Bath. What Freud was for Vienna at the end of the nineteenth-century, George Cheyne was for eighteenth-century fashionable ailments. The English Malady was one of the best known and most influential books of the Georgian age, dealing with what we would now call psychiatric disorders. Such disorders, he contended, should be regarded as diseases of 'civilization' and the product of the pressures and affluence of modern life. By making 'neurosis' acceptable, even fashionable, Cheyne's book assumed considerably wider
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