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S. Weir Mitchell, 1829-1914 : Philadelphia's literary physician /
Nancy Cervetti.
imprint
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2012.
description
xii, 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0271054034 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780271054032 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2012.
isbn
0271054034 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780271054032 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Family matters -- Letters home -- The young physiologist -- War's awful harvest -- Wind and tide -- Pandora's box -- The apple or the rose -- The literary physician -- Combat zones -- Great doctor, poet, and salmon killer -- Winter's sorrow -- The new century.
abstract
"A biography of Philadelphia physician S. Weir Mitchell. Examines his life and his interactions with many prominent nineteenth-century Americans, including Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jane Addams, Winifred Howells, Edith Wharton, William Osler, Mary Putnam Jacobi, Walt Whitman, and Andrew Carnegie"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8581106
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Library of Congress Summary
"A biography of Philadelphia physician S. Weir Mitchell. Examines his life and his interactions with many prominent nineteenth-century Americans, including Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jane Addams, Winifred Howells, Edith Wharton, William Osler, Mary Putnam Jacobi, Walt Whitman, and Andrew Carnegie"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
A Note on the Textp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Family Mattersp. 6
Letters Homep. 24
The Young Physiologistp. 45
War's Awful Harvestp. 67
Wind and Tidep. 88
Pandora's Boxp. 104
The Apple or the Rosep. 136
The Literary Physicianp. 156
Combat Zonesp. 176
Great Doctor, Poet, and Salmon Killerp. 197
Winter's Sorrowp. 215
The New Centuryp. 233
Epiloguep. 252
Notesp. 257
Bibliographyp. 277
Indexp. 287
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