invalidism


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in·va·lid·ism

(in'vă-lid-izm),
The condition of being an invalid.

invalidism

(ĭn′və-lĭ-dĭz′əm)
n.
The condition of being chronically ill or disabled.
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It is possible to imagine this kind of frozen death-state as the final stage of a career of invalidism like Alice James's.
On the "cult of female invalidism," see Sarah Stage, Female Complaints: Lydia Pinkham and the Business of Women's Medicine (New York: W.
The discomfort of pregnancy and the pain of childbirth are surely not less than what often attends years of invalidism without hope of cure.
Three of the sisters never ceased to be Victorians, escaping from responsibility into invalidism.
When one reads these t ales of lives shattered by acute invalidism, it is easy to understand why women might have aggressively sought out a potentially dangerous procedure.
55) The fact that the cause of female invalidism was commonly diagnosed as hysteria illustrates the connection with female sexuality and her innate tendency toward illness, "hysteria" deriving from the Greek hyster, meaning uterus.
Roosevelt did his utmost to avoid "the stigma of being seen in public in a wheelchair, with all its associations of invalidism and incompetence" (Poore, 1998, p.
Even her invalidism exposes how threatening sexuality is for Dixon's virtuous white wife.
Later, as the aging Bull Moose Progressive, Roosevelt became the thundering prophet of the welfare state and democratic nationalism through championing such reforms as the presidential primary system, votes for women, and Social Security insurance to guard against the "hazards of sickness, accident, invalidism, involuntary unemployment, and old age.
Because he finally left her, returning fully to Marthe, she of the invalidism, the little dogs, the putrescent baths?
Documenting Catherine Earnshaw's oscillation between hysteria and invalidism (especially anorexia), Cohen resists reading the ending as hopeful.
We have been told for decades that the novel, for example, is either dying as a viable literary form or in a state of protracted invalidism.