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Weir Mitch·ell

(wēr mich'el),
Silas, U.S. neurologist, poet, and novelist, 1829-1914. See: Mitchell treatment, Gerhardt-Mitchell disease, Weir Mitchell treatment.
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Silas Weir, U.S. neurologist, poet, and novelist, 1829-1914.
Gerhardt-Mitchell disease - see under Gerhardt, Carl
Mitchell disease - Synonym(s): Gerhardt-Mitchell disease
Mitchell treatment - treatment of mental illness by rest, nourishing diet, and a change of environment. Synonym(s): Weir Mitchell therapy; Weir Mitchell treatment
Weir Mitchell disease - Synonym(s): Gerhardt-Mitchell disease
Weir Mitchell therapy - Synonym(s): Mitchell treatment
Weir Mitchell treatment - Synonym(s): Mitchell treatment
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Weir Mitchell's Novelistic Prescription for an Upset Society." Prospects 11 (1987): 199-216.
Weir Mitchell, M.D.--Neurologist: A Medical Biography.
The "Weir Mitchell treatment" was a method of treating "neurasthenia, hysteria" (shell shock), by rest in bed, frequent and abundant feeding, and the systematic use of massage and electricity.
Just like the narrator's husband, John, who is portrayed as a physician of high standing in the story, Weir Mitchell suggested his patients' isolation from the rest of their family, bed rest, overfeeding, and massage, all of which are "scientific" ways of transforming women into impotent infants.
Weir Mitchell had used in the case of a young woman engaged to be married and who was affected with intractable vomiting.
Weir Mitchell, Santiago Ramon y Cajal, Conan Doyle and Schnitzler, were imaginative writers as well as doctors.
Weir Mitchell, "Rest in Nervous Disease," in Edouard C.
Weir Mitchell's Lectures on Diseases of the Nervous System (1881) further illustrates the complex cultural politics of male medical sympathy.
Weir Mitchell School, a kindergarten through fourth-grade primary school in Southwest Philadelphia.
Also published were The Midge by Henry Cuyler Bunner, a graceful novelette by the poet-editor of Puck; Indian Summer, a romantic novel set in Florence, Tuscan Cities, a travel book, and The Garroters, a farcical play, all by William Dean Howells; Princess Casamassima, a novel by Henry James in which he uncovered the social ferment underlying the surface placidity of upper-class life in London; and Hugh Wynne by Silas Weir Mitchell, a noted Philadelphia physician and neurologist, partly a historical romance, partly a novel of psychology, first appearing as a serial in Century Magazine.
The Yellow Wallpaper draws on Charlotte Stetson's experience with famed Philadelphia physician Silas Weir Mitchell. Faced with persistent depression after the birth of her daughter, she sought the advice of a man whose renown was based on his treatment of nervous diseases in women.
Silas Weir Mitchell has alternated stage and TV work for much of his career.