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October 17, 1896

The Juggernaut of the Moderns; A novel.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(16):875. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430940045018

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This book is one that has no place in the modern household, nor should it be placed in the hands of the miscellaneous reader. Those interested in sociology will find the book entertaining. The story is of the ruin of a young woman who goes to a Western town as a typewriter. She is is pictured by the authoress as of surpassing beauty, of course, but owing to the fact that she must wear a corset, and displace the abdominal organs, is subject to attacks of hysteria. Such a condition naturally makes the subject a fit victim for the wiles of the hypnotist, and her struggles against the dominant influence, and final overthrow, form the materials for the book. Cui bono?

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