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Institut für Biomedizinische Ethik und Medizingeschichte (IBME)

Psychoses of influenza at fin-de-siècle

In a recent edition of The Lancet, Mark Honigsbaum shows how, like neurasthenia – another obsolete psychiatric term – nervous constructions of flu drew on fin-de-siecle anxieties about masculinity and modernity.

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