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A history of delusions : the glass king, a substitute husband and a walking corpse / Victoria Shepherd.

By: Shepherd, Victoria.
Publisher: London : Oneworld, 2022Description: xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780861540914.Subject(s): Delusions -- History | Psychology | AnxietyDDC classification: 616.89 Summary: "The King of France – thinking he was made of glass – was terrified he might shatter…and he wasn’t alone. After the Emperor met his end at Waterloo, an epidemic of Napoleons piled into France’s asylums. Throughout the nineteenth century, dozens of middle-aged women tried to convince their physicians that they were, in fact, dead." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Autumn 2022
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The King of France – thinking he was made of glass – was terrified he might shatter…and he wasn’t alone.
After the Emperor met his end at Waterloo, an epidemic of Napoleons piled into France’s asylums.
Throughout the nineteenth century, dozens of middle-aged women tried to convince their physicians that they were, in fact, dead." - Book cover

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