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While the diagnosis may be officially defunct, the language of hysteria is still rampant in popular, cultural, literary, and scientific discourses. A search on the term "hysteria" in PubMed returns over five hundred hits from the year 2000 to date. As one of the slipperiest illnesses of the mind, hysteria continues to invoke fear, curiosity, and the desire for interpretive mastery.1 Studied by a range of scholars including historians, feminists, psychiatrists, sociologists, and ethnologists,doi:10.1353/esc.2014.0009 fatcat:7s5ekvzh2zcaxhhtsb4r6gq4uy