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Unformatted text preview: 1 LECTURE 4: The Cure and Care of Mental Illness 2 KEYWORDS - Virtual Witnessing - Marcello Malpighi - Girolamo Sbaraglia - Frederick Ruysch - Anatomical injections - Cabinet of curiosities - Santorio Santorio - James Keill 3 The Review must be submitted on October 18 (in hard copy in class or to the IHPST main office (VIC 316) by 5pm . Please note: Any work received after 5pm will be stamped with the following days date . Work received after 5pm on Friday will be stamped with the date of the following Monday. 4 The Review must be between 500 and 700 words , and it has to be printed, double- spaced, using 12 pt font (font: Times New Roman). For footnotes, see Citation-style doc posted on the course Blackboard. 5 The Review should be an analysis , not a summary of the article you choose. This means that you have to keep in mind questions such as: WHAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE ARTICLE? WHAT IS THE MAIN THESIS OF THE AUTHOR? HOW IS THE ARGUMENT DEVELOPED? 6- WHAT KINDS OF EVIDENCE/SOURCES ARE PRESENTED IN SUPPORT OF THE THESIS?- IS THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED IN SUPPORT OF THE THESIS CONVINCING ?- IS THE AUTHORS REASONING CONVINCING ?- WHAT IS THE METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH OF THE AUTHOR? 7 WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE AUTHOR? DOES THE ARTICLE ACCOMPLISH THOSE GOALS ? WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE ARTICLE ? DOES IT SOUND ORIGINAL ? INTERESTING ? WHAT ASPECTS OF MEDICAL HISTORY ARE HIGHLIGHTED BY THIS ARTICLE? 8 Please note: A critical analysis does not have to be negative . 9 THE ANALYSIS OF THE ARTICLES SHOULD AVOID ANACHRONISM! YOU SHOULD NOT EVALUATE AN HISTORICAL DISCUSSION ON THE BASIS OF PRESENT-DAY KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE 10 AGENDA : 1) SENSIBILITY AND THE CURE OF NERVOUS DISORDER BY MEANS OF ELECTRICITY 2) A NEW VIEW OF THE SELF : JOHN LOCKE AND THE WAY OF IDEAS 3) PHILIPPE PINEL AND THE MORAL TREATMENT OF MENTAL ILLNESS 4) ASYLUMS, MENTAL DISORDER AND THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF MADNESS 11 G. CHEYNE, THE AUTHORS CASE IN THE ENGLISH MALADY (1733): 1) A CASE HISTORY (ESTABLISHED MEDICAL GENRE ) 2) AN ASSERTION OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE DOCTOR THROUGH THE DEPICTION OF THE DOCTOR AS A PATIENT. 3) IT PROVIDES A SUCCESSFUL INSTANCE OF WHAT TO DO IN ORDER TO PURSUE HEALTH. (ADVICE) 4) IT BRINGS TOGETHER OLD THERAPIES LIKE DIETING WITH A NEW VIEW OF THE BODY THAT STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NERVES AND THAT BECOME A VERY IMPORTANT FEATURE OF THE WORLD OF 18TH C MEDICINE . 12 Cheyne did manage to become a very popular physician and when he died a patients sighed: I want to be buried into my doctor s grave! 13 In the course of the eighteenth century, the nerves came to be at the centre of yet another new account of the body George Cheynes own The English Malady is in a fact a work aimed at curing nervous disorder 14 Nervous diseases was characterized by a variety of symptoms See for instance the title of GEORGE CHEYNE, THE ENGLISH MALADY...
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course HPS 319 taught by Professor L.dacome during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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