History

The Monster Called Nerves – Strength Magazine – November, 1924

No mythical dragon in the days of superstition ever did as much damage to the people’s mind as the monster called “Nerves” is doing to a sophisticated, modern public. N b one knows where the idea started ; but it has grown and spread until “everybody has them.” Men, as a rule, hesitate to make use of the word, rather calling their ‘ills by some other name, but women have made a byword of it and consider it their special privilege to be “just a bunch of nerves.”

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas