Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century

Research related to “The Yellow 


In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Gilman’s narrator mentions a doctor who actually treated women at the time: Dr. Weir Mitchell:

“John says if I don’t pick up faster he shall send me to Weir Mitchell in the fall.

But I don’t want to go there at all. I had a friend who was in his hands once, and she says he is just like John and my brother, only more so!”

Research Dr. Weir Mitchell’s “rest cure” and share an interesting resource. Provide an MLA citation for your source, a link (if available), and a one-paragraph summary.  This research will help you understand the historical and medical realities of the time the story was written.  It will also help you see that Gilman was using her story to address significant issues–realities of life.


An Article from an Online Database (or Other Electronic Subscription Service)

Cite articles from online databases (e.g. LexisNexis, ProQuest, JSTOR, ScienceDirect) and other subscription services as containers. Thus, provide the title of the database italicized before the DOI or URL. If a DOI is not provided, use the URL instead. Provide the date of access if you wish.

Alonso, Alvaro, and Julio A. Camargo. “Toxicity of Nitrite to Three Species of Freshwater Invertebrates.” Environmental Toxicology, vol. 21, no. 1, 3 Feb. 2006, pp. 90-94. Wiley Online Library, doi:10.1002/tox.20155. <HANGING INDENT ADDED TO FORMAT>

Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal, vol. 50, no. 1, 2007, pp. 173-96. ProQuest, doi:10.1017/S0018246X06005966. Accessed 27 May 2009. <HANGING INDENT ADDED TO FORMAT>

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