Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion

Published by Columbia University Press

Published in print June 2016 | ISBN: 9780231172301
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780231538855 | DOI:

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This chapter focuses on the rest cure, especially as designed by the nineteenth-century physician Silas Weir Mitchell. Literary example: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' and Virginia Woolf's essays and diaries, as well as Charles Darwin's letters.

Keywords: rest cure; Silas Weir Mitchell; Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'; Virginia Woolf

Chapter.  5905 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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