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This week, Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 featured a discussion between Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist, Wellcome Library and author Lisa Appignanesi.

Inspired by the new film Hysteria their discussion traced the historical roots of the term and also examined the historical evidence supporting claims that electromechanical vibrators were invented to treat ‘hysterical’ women at the end of the nineteenth century.

Listeners in the UK can listen again to the interview through the Woman’s Hour website.

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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