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Mitchell's rest cure

Alternative eponyms

  • Mitchell’s therapy
  • Mitchell’s treatment

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Treatment for victims of nervous disorders, chiefly hysteria and neurasthenia.


Treatment for victims of nervous disorders, chiefly hysteria and neurasthenia, which Mitchell attributed to the hectic pace in the “railroad age.” His regiment consists of rest in bed, massage, nutritious diet, electricity, isolation, and environmental change.

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