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Jill Kirby

of MO themselves were aware in relation to gauging wartime morale, the correspondents’ writings gave a far more insightful response to challenging issues of feelings and emotion than the kind of answer given to strangers carrying out polls or other statistical research. 105 While not providing a statistically representative sample, the Mass Observers may be considered at least indicatively representative of people in Britain in terms of what they said about their experiences of stress and the culture in which stress was understood. 106

in Feeling the strain
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Eye witnesses
Ida Milne

, whereas others contributed hours of recordings). I  am indebted to them all: their trust and their contributions provided a rewarding new resource for the study of the pandemic. 6 18 168 S tacking the coffins The methods of the oral historian are complex; one has to learn interviewing techniques, to read people, to listen with care and to interpret silences. Joanna Bornat has written of the need for the interviewer to understand the effect that the interview has on the interviewee. When interviewing about a traumatic episode, the remembering can produce emotions

in Stacking the coffins
Steven King

with relative generosity. In turn, that generosity extended in most places and at most times to ongoing support for relatives left behind, and it is to this issue that the chapter finally turns. Relatives left behind As I have observed, little work has been done for this period on the way in which the poor experienced grief and loss. Yet the sources are redolent with sentiment and emotion. There are plenty of examples of families for whom death continued in the early nineteenth century to be understood in terms of Godly will. For many, however, the deaths of

in Sickness, medical welfare and the English poor, 1750–1834
Tommy Dickinson

became apparent, and I could feel myself beginning to feel nauseous. As I opened the door to the side-room I can only describe it as comparable to a zoo: there was faeces, vomit and urine everywhere. My emotions were all over the place, I felt so sorry for the poor lad in there, but I knew I had to keep them to myself . . . [Wipes tears from her eyes] . . . The Charge Nurse said: ‘Right on the bed ***** [patient’s surname], time for your jab!’ The patient just pulled down his trousers and lay on the bed. I had no time to object: the Charge Nurse just said: ‘Off you go

in ‘Curing queers’
Jane Brooks

Dominion soldiers. The belief that those of northern and western European stock were more able to manage pain was, as Joanna Bourke argues, part of the pseudo-­science of racial difference prevalent in the middle years of the twentieth century.128 Thus, even when patients were the enemy, their worth as northern Europeans meant that they were considered 43 Negotiating nursing morally superior and appreciated for their ability ‘to restrain their emotions’. However, this, coupled with language difficulties, made the work of nurses challenging. Sister Evelyn Potter nursed

in Negotiating nursing
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Bonnie Evans

was no age too young for children to start to experience emotions concerning relationships with others that were the kernels of true social feelings and interactions. The actions, expressions and feelings of infants were described in immense detail and work was then used to form the basis of new theories on the significance of these early stages to later social abilities. In

in The metamorphosis of autism
Bonnie Evans

personalities, most of them habitually spoke in the third person. In fact Cameron considered that, in terms of diagnosis, any ‘inability to distinguish between first and third person … suggests psychosis’. 65 All of the children’s relations were observed and described in language that was dispassionate, detached and devoid of emotion. In 1955, one nurse was able to give an account of

in The metamorphosis of autism
Ian Miller

bodily) health. It seemed that 71 Urban congestion and human digestion the capricious stomach needed to be soothed, calmed and kindly treated if pain, disease and disorder were to be prevented from erratically presenting throughout the body. The most enthusiastic proponents of monitoring gastric health were often prominent and well-respected individuals at the forefront of a rapidly changing medical science. Their writings make clear that even despite the challenge from ‘nervists’ and those favouring the brain as the seat of mind and emotion, many different ways were

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century
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Art, pedagogy and politics in Revolutionary France
Dorothy Johnson

–91, and D. Johnson, ‘The Body Speaks: Anatomical Narratives in French Enlightenment Sculpture’, in S. Caviglia (ed.), Body Narratives: Motion and Emotion in the French Enlightenment(Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2017), pp. 48–50. 25 M. V. Düring, Encyclopaedia anatomica, Museo La Specola, Florence (Cologne: Taschen, 1999), pp. 102–15. 26 L. E. Vigée-Lebrun, Souvenirs (Paris: Édition des Femmes, 1984), vol. 1, pp. 237–8, quoted in Morwena Joly, La Leçon d’anatomie: le corps des artistes de la Renaissance au Romantisme (Paris: Hazan, 2008), p. 37. 27 D. Johnson

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century
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From Bell to biodiversity
Marion Andrea Schmidt

where genetic counselling could help foster ‘normal’ family life. For the oralist educator, on the other hand, deaf intermarriage still meant a failure to assimilate to the hearing world. The mid-century decades were also pivotal in developing more relational and psychosocial approaches to deafness and disability. They were, to some degree, attractive to geneticists, who, with the advent of non-directive counselling, looked for insights to understanding clients’ emotions and responses. Of course, taking a more psychosocial approach did not necessarily mean

in Eradicating deafness?