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Homesick blues

Claude Fischer, professor of sociology | September 7, 2011

On July 29, 1898, a string of headlines in The New York Times read: A DEATH BY NOSTALGIA / The Case of Private Atkins, Who Died of Homesickness, Regarded as Remarkable /  One of the Rarest of Diseases / Dr. E. C. Spitzka . . .  Says It Is Next to Impossible for an American to … Continue reading »