See also:American physician and author, son of a
See also:John Kearsley
See also:Mitchell (1798-1858), was
See also:born in Philadelphia on the 15th of
See also:February .183o . Ha studied at the university of Pennsylvania in that city, and received the degree of M.D. at Jefferson Medical
See also:College in 185o . During the
See also:Civil War he had
See also:charge of
See also:nervous injuries and maladies at
See also:Turner's Lane Hospital, Philadelphia, and at the close of the war became a specialist in nervous diseases . In this
See also:Weir Mitchell's name became prominently associated with his introduction of the "
See also:rest cure," subsequently taken up by the medical
See also:world, for nervous diseases, particularly
See also:hysteria; the treatment consisting primarily in
See also:isolation, confinement to
See also:bed, dieting and
See also:massage . In 1863 he wrote a
See also:story, combining physiological and psychological problems, entitled " The Case of
See also:George Dedlow," in the
See also:Atlantic Monthly . Thenceforward Dr Weir Mitchell, as a writer, divided his
See also:attention between professional and
See also:literary pursuits . In the former field he produced monographs on
See also:poison, on intellectual hygiene, on injuries to the nerves, on neurasthenia, on nervous diseases of
See also:women, on the effects of gunshot wounds upon the nervous
See also:system, and on the relations between
See also:nurse, physician, and patient; while in the latter he wrote juvenile stories, several volumes of respectable
See also:verse, and
See also:prose fiction of varying merit, which, however, gave him a leading place among the American authors of the close of the 19th century . His
See also:historical novels, Hugh Wynne,
See also:Free Quaker (1897), The Adventures of
See also:Francois (1898) and The Red City (1909), take high
See also:rank in this branch of fiction .
MARIA MITCHELL (1818—1889)
SIR THOMAS LIVINGSTONE MITCHELL (1792-1855)
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