Literature, Care of the Body and Love Sickness in Modern Age

Valentina Gazzaniga

Abstract


A short italian text dating the end of XVIII century examines the problem of convulsions of women relating them to the ancient topic of love sickness. Ancient Greek and Roman medical and non medical literature, together with literary texts are used by the author Giovanni Pirani to draw the picture of a moral illness strictly related to a physical dimension.


Key Words: Love sickness Melancholy History of medicine



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