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Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth- Century Periodical Press

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ISBN: 9781474405607 9781474405614 Year: Pages: 235 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627386 Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Wellcome Trust - 097597
Subject: Medicine (General)
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In the early nineteenth century, Edinburgh was the leading centre of medical education and research in Britain. It also laid claim to a thriving periodical culture, which served as a significant medium for the dissemination and exchange of medical and literary ideas throughout Britain, the colonies, and beyond. Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press explores the relationship between the medical culture of Romantic-era Scotland and the periodical press by examining several medically-trained contributors to Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, the most influential and innovative literary periodical of the era.

Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726-1832

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Book Series: Clio Medica: Perspectives in Medical Humanities ISBN: 9789401211734 Year: Pages: 315 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_512371 Language: English
Publisher: Rodopi Grant: Wellcome Trust - 097597
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Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726–1832 examines the ramifications of Scottish medicine for literary culture within Scotland, throughout Britain, and across the transatlantic world. The contributors take an informed historicist approach in examining the cultural, geographical, political, and other circumstances enabling the dissemination of distinctively Scottish medico-literary discourses. In tracing the international influence of Scottish medical ideas upon literary practice they ask critical questions concerning medical ethics, the limits of sympathy and the role of belles lettres in professional self-fashioning, and the development of medico-literary genres such as the medical short story, physician autobiography and medical biography. Some consider the role of medical ideas and culture in the careers, creative practice and reception of such canonical writers as Mark Akenside, Robert Burns, Robert Fergusson, Sir Walter Scott and William Wordsworth. By providing an important range of current scholarship, these essays represent an expansion and greater penetration of critical vision.

Phrenological Controversy and the Medical Imagination: ‘A Modern Pythagorean’ in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (Book chapter)

Book title: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726-1832

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Book Series: Clio Medica: Perspectives in Medical Humanities ISBN: 9789042038912 9789401211734 Year: Pages: 315 Language: English
Publisher: Rodopi Grant: Wellcome Trust - 097597
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Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726–1832 examines the ramifications of Scottish medicine for literary culture within Scotland, throughout Britain, and across the transatlantic world. The contributors take an informed historicist approach in examining the cultural, geographical, political, and other circumstances enabling the dissemination of distinctively Scottish medico-literary discourses. In tracing the international influence of Scottish medical ideas upon literary practice they ask critical questions concerning medical ethics, the limits of sympathy and the role of belles lettres in professional self-fashioning, and the development of medico-literary genres such as the medical short story, physician autobiography and medical biography. Some consider the role of medical ideas and culture in the careers, creative practice and reception of such canonical writers as Mark Akenside, Robert Burns, Robert Fergusson, Sir Walter Scott and William Wordsworth. By providing an important range of current scholarship, these essays represent an expansion and greater penetration of critical vision.

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