2006 | letterpress artist book | 4 3/8" x 6"
McKesson's Hysterics (aka First Aid: In Emergencies - What to do before you institutionalize her) is a historic reflection on the history of hysteria. It references an original First Aid manual published in 1830 by McKesson's of McKesson & Robbins.
Traditional symptoms of hysteria were looked up, type set in proximity to their original placement in the McKesson's manual. The last leg of the text is the most bewildering, being a series of "___" see "___" which speaks to the constructed nature of the "illness".
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