As people of the modern era were singularly prone to nervous disorders, the nervous system became a model for describing political and social organization. This volume untangles the mutual dependencies of scientific neurology and the cultural attitudes of the period 1800-1950, exploring how and why modernity was a fundamentally nervous state.
Salisbury, L., & Shail, A. (2010). Neurology and modernity: A cultural history of nervous systems, 1800-1950. Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950 (pp. 1–298). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230278004