Silas Weir Mitchell

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Birthday
15, 1829
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jan 4, 1914 (84)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1829
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jan 4, 1914 (84)

About

American physician and writer whose novels include Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker, and The Adventures of François. His medical work, The Treatment of Certain Forms of Neurasthenia and Hysteria, influenced the psychological theories and treatments of renowned psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College.

Trivia

He is recognized for discovering causalgia, a disease characterized by pain, swelling, and changes in the skin.

Family Life

He was born in Philadelphia to a physician father. He married Mary Elwyn and he has a son named Langdon.

Associated With

He was the doctor of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and inspired her story, "The Yellow Wallpaper."