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Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press : Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,

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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. Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press investigates how Romantic periodicals cultivated innovative literary forms, ideologies and discourses that reflected and shaped medical culture in the nineteenth century. It examines several medically-trained contributors to Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, the most influential literary periodical of the time, and draws upon extensive archival and bibliographical research to reclaim these previously neglected medico-literary figures. Situating their work in relation to developments in medical and periodical culture, Megan Coyer's book advances our understanding of how the nineteenth-century periodical press cross-fertilised medical and literary ideas.Case Studies - Medical Discourse and Ideology in the Edinburgh Review - The Tale of Terror and the 'Medico-Popular' - 'Delta': The Construction of a Nineteenth-Century Literary Surgeon - Professionalisation and the Case of Samuel Warren's Passages from the Diary of a Late Physician - The Rise of Public Health in the Popular Periodical Press: The Political Medicine of W. P. Alison, Robert Gooch, and Robert Ferguson
Number of Pages: 246.0
Genre: Literary Collections, Literary Criticism
Series Title: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Romanticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Megan Coyer
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2017
TCIN: 52200719
UPC: 9781474405607
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-1905

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