Alicia Puglionesi
Writer and historian, Johns Hopkins University

Alicia Puglionesi is an adjunct instructor on the medicine, science and humanities programme at Johns Hopkins University. Her writing has appeared in The Point, Atlas Obscura and Motherboard, among others. She is the author of the novella Krall Krall (2013), the poetry chapbook Views from the National Forests (2014) and the book Common Phantoms: An American History of Psychic Science (2020). She lives in Baltimore.

Written by Alicia Puglionesi

Detail from La Malade (1892) by Felix Vallotton. Courtesy Wikipedia

Essay/
Illness and disease
No rest

In the 19th century, the rest cure tested women’s sanity. Today, it challenges cherished myths about work and productivity

Alicia Puglionesi