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Both sets of reviewers are wrong
on 16 March 2013
I read this book cover to cover and I don't know what the people moaning about CFS and ME are talking about. They were not the subject of the book, and very briefly referenced at the very end.
As for the actual subject, 19th century hysterics, some of the stories were interesting, some I had to skip because of repetitive details. The author clearly spent the time doing the research, but needed some serious editing or co authoring.
The second of the three hysterics she discusses are far more interesting than the first, and I thought what eventually became of them was as interesting as their hysterical history.
At times a struggle to get through but definitely had some intriguing bits worth reading.