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This front matter section of the book Neurosis and Modernity: The Age of Nervousness in Sweden presents the table of contents, acknowledgements, and a list of abbreviations. The book examines the history of neuroses in Swedish medicine and culture from 1880 to 1950. It aims to provide substantial evidence in support of the general thesis that a historical analysis of a single important diagnosis or diagnostic category can fundamentally increase our understanding not only of medical history but also social and cultural history of modernity.

Keywords: modernity; Neurosis; Sweden



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