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Title: The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
Url: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/literatureofprescription/
Publisher: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Description: Those visitors unfamiliar with the unsettling and terrifying short story, "The Yellow Wall-Paper", by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, are fortunate that this National Library of Medicine website provides a PDF of the story in its original form that first appeared in 1892 in The New England Magazine. At the bottom of the homepage, visitors need just to click on the image of a page underneath the heading Digital Documents, to read the dozen page short story. The story shed light on the treatment of women by the medical establishment, especially in regard to mental health issues. The "Education" tab near the top of the page, offers several high school lesson plans and a higher education module, for use with the exhibition. The high school lesson plans are for an English class and a Health Education class, and are about women and medicine, and mental health, past and present. The higher education module takes a look at 'The Troubled Mind in Medicine and Society".
LC Classification: Language and literature -- American literature -- Collections of American literature -- Special topics (Prose and verse), A-Z -- Feminism
Language and literature -- American literature -- History of American literature -- Special forms -- Prose -- Prose fiction -- Special forms and topics, A-Z -- Sex role
Medicine -- Internal medicine -- Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry -- Psychiatry -- Allied mental health personnel. Mental health associates -- General works
GEM Subject: Health -- History
Language Arts -- History
Language Arts -- Literature
Key Concept: Health -- Mental disorders
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-10-13 10:03:47 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-10-13 10:03:47 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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