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Case studies of George Eliot and Harriet Martineau
Deborah M. Fratz

established between a disabled character's powers of observation, sympathetic interpretation and frustrated expression and those same patterns in realist fiction? Philip's powers of observation and sympathy reach their height in the last book of The Mill on the Floss , but he fails to use those powers effectively. He retreats from society when overpowered by emotion, and his absence and silence recall the same fate as Maria Young. Though they are separated by a long-standing legal feud between their families, Philip continues to watch Maggie and, more

in Disability and the Victorians
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Paul Greenough, Stuart Blume, and Christine Holmberg

Controversies of the 21st Century . Note 2 above. 41 P. Treichler, How To Have Theory in an Epidemic: Cultural Chronicles of AIDS (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999); D. Gould, Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS (University of Chicago Press, 2009

in The politics of vaccination
Nursing and medical records in the Imperial War in Ethiopia (1935–36)
Anna La Torre, Giancarlo Celeri Bellotti, and Cecilia Sironi

clothes scattered in disorder everywhere. Moreover, I would like to give to the floor a little of its original colour. An undefined smell circulates in the environment.’29 Most of the nurses’ diaries are filled with openly nationalistic feelings, as one records: A deep emotion comes over me, a desire to cry, to shout, to sing. Victory is great …. The glorious breasts of our soldiers, the strong spirit of all Italians have become the great shield to adversities. Today, glory is magnified by il 175 La Torre, Bellotti, Sironi Duce and his and his people’s constancy

in Colonial caring
Christine E. Hallett

, greenish fluid; it spread over the stretcher-bed and flowed on to the floor. His eyes were closed and … he had stopped breathing.34 Farmborough’s writing skilfully draws out the reader’s emotions: horror at the man’s death; relief that the nurse has granted his wish; fear that she has failed to obey an order; suspense at what the final outcome will be. Farmborough comes to understand the impossibility of achieving perfect solutions to the ethical dilemmas of nursing practice, and the peace of knowing that she has prioritised the easing of suffering over obedience to

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
Claire Murray

characteristics and interconnected to others­– p ­ rovides a more realistic foundation on which to base a theory of morality. Ethic of care One theoretical framework which centres on interconnection is based on an ‘ethic of care’. The meaning of ‘ethic of care’ is not fixed and unmoving but Herring sets out a number of principles which underpin this theoretical approach (Herring, 2013: 49–64). The first is that care is part of being human and as such it should be valued. The second is that emotions are ethically significant. Third, people are relational and their interests are

in Ethical and legal debates in Irish healthcare
Mary Keys

institution with, notwithstanding all genuine efforts in favour of homeliness, the inevitable characteristics of a ‘total institution’: ‘a place of work and residence where a great number of similarly situated people, cut off from the wider community for a considerable time, together lead an enclosed, formally administered round of life’ (Goffman, 1961: 17). The person who enters and remains voluntarily may chafe at some of the inevitable restrictions and compromises necessary in a communal setting; the emotions of someone who did not enter freely and cannot leave are, even

in Ethical and legal debates in Irish healthcare
Lea M. Williams

, La Motte rarely provided details, preferring to sketch her work in broad strokes except when clinically describing some of her patients’ wounds. 3 She expresses occasional empathy for some of the suffering she witnessed, but the rest of the emotions recorded in the diary are derived from her anger at being both overworked and underutilized in the hospital and her dismay at what she viewed as poor treatment of the patients. Figure 7 Postcard from La Motte from L’Hôpital Chirurgical

in Ellen N. La Motte
Ida Milne

nationalist dead at Glasnevin Cemetery.5 Part of the power of the patriot funeral came from the place of the funeral in Irish society in general. Thomas J. Brophy has argued that because mourning practices were such an important feature of community life, nationalist obsequies’ organisers played upon the people’s emotions and customs as much or more than their political inclinations: ‘They gained easy access to the public consciousness and lodged their message into the collective memory.’6 Framing the deaths of Irish nationalists to influence the opinions of the living

in Stacking the coffins
Steven King

Sick Body in Early Modern Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011). 62 Locating sickness and medical welfare 15 See F. Bound-Alberti, ‘Emotions in the early modern medical tradition’, in F. Bound-Alberti (ed.), Medicine, Emotion and Disease, 1700–1950 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006), pp. 1–21. For the reinvention of childhood insanity linked to new therapeutics see A. Mathisen, ‘Mineral waters, electricity, and hemlock: Devising therapeutics for children in eighteenth-­ century institutions’, Medical History, 57 (2013), 28–44. 16 Though note Eastwood, ‘The republic in

in Sickness, medical welfare and the English poor, 1750–1834
Psychogenetic counselling at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1955–1969
Marion Andrea Schmidt

genetic counselling during the 1950 and 1960s. This chapter will focus on how, in the same period, but in a different context, deafness was redefined as a psychosocial condition, how deaf people came to be seen as a social minority – and why, surprisingly, psychiatric genetics was at the forefront of this development. With its claims that our emotions, sexual orientation, mental health and illness, in short, our fate and identity, are genetically predetermined, psychiatric genetics has acquired a reputation for disregarding sociocultural influences and perpetuating bias

in Eradicating deafness?