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FROM HYSTERIA TO HORMONES 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd i 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd i 1/15/18 4:41 PM 1/15/18 4:41 PM Edited by Michael Bernard-Donals (University of Wisconsin) and Leah Ceccarelli (University of Washington) Editorial Board: Diane Davis, The University of Texas at Austin Cara Finnegan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Debra Hawhee, The Pennsylvania State University John Lynch, University of Cincinnati Steven Mailloux, Loyola Marymount University Kendall Phillips, Syracuse University Thomas Rickert, Purdue University The RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric is a collaboration with the Rhetoric Society of America to publish innovative and rigorously argued scholarship on the tremendous disciplinary breadth of rhetoric. Books in the series take a variety of approaches, including theoretical, historical, interpretive, critical , or ethnographic, and examine rhetorical action in a way that appeals, first, to scholars in communication studies and English or writing, and, second, to at least one other discipline or subject area. Other titles in this series: Nathan Stormer, Sign of Pathology: U.S. Medical Rhetoric on Abortion, 1800s–1960s Mark Longaker, Rhetorical Style and Bourgeois Virtue: Capitalism and Civil Society in the British Enlightenment Robin E. Jensen, Infertility: A Rhetorical History Steven Mailloux, Rhetoric’s Pragmatism: Essays in Rhetorical Hermeneutics M. Elizabeth Weiser, Museum World: Rhetorical Identities in National Spaces Chris Mays, Nathaniel A. Rivers, and Kellie Sharp-Hoskins, eds., Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman THE RSA SERIES IN TRANSDISCIPLINARY RHETORIC RSASTR 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd ii 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd ii 1/15/18 4:41 PM 1/15/18 4:41 PM Amy Koerber FROM HYSTERIA TO HORMONES A Rhetorical History the pennsylvania state university press university park, pennsylvania 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd iii 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd iii 1/15/18 4:41 PM 1/15/18 4:41 PM Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Koerber, Amy (Amy Lunn), author. Title: From hysteria to hormones : a rhetorical history / Amy Koerber. Other titles: RSA series in transdisciplinary rhetoric. Description: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2018] | Series: The RSA series in transdisciplinary rhetoric | Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary:“Examines the rhetorical activity that preceded the early twentieth-century emergence of the word‘hormone’ and the impact of this word on expert understandings of women’s health”—Provided by publisher. Identifiers: LCCN 2017050844 | ISBN 9780271080857 (cloth : alk. paper) Subjects: LCSH: Women—Health and hygiene—History. | Hormones—History. | Hysteria—History. | Rhetoric. Classification: LCC RA564.85 .K655 2018 | DDC 613/.04244—dc23 LC record available at Copyright © 2018 Amy Koerber All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America Published by The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA 16802–1003 The Pennsylvania State University Press is a member of the Association of University Presses. It is the policy of The Pennsylvania State University Press to use acid-free paper. Publications on uncoated stock satisfy the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Material, ansi z39.48–1992. 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd iv 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd iv 1/15/18 4:41 PM 1/15/18 4:41 PM To my sisters: Anna, Marne, Kristen 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd v 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd v 1/15/18 4:41 PM 1/15/18 4:41 PM 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd vi 19094-Koerber_FromHysteria.indd vi 1/15/18 4:41 PM 1/15/18 4:41 PM ...


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