Meteorological Observation, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Insanity as Public Health Threat

Lindsey Grubbs

Emory University

Lindsey Grubbs is a doctoral candidate in English at Emory University, where she is also obtaining a certificate in bioethics. Her dissertation traces the relationship between literature and medicine in the development of diagnostic schemas for moral disorder from 1785-1890. Archival research for this project has been supported by The Library Company and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in Literature & Medicine and the American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience.


What makes it possible to be mad in a particular way in a certain time and place? Moving past the “real” versus “socially constructed” binary, Ian Hacking offers the generative metaphor of the “ecological niche”... [ view full abstract ]


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P41 » Ecologies of the Mind in C19 America (10:15 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment F)

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