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Dickens and medicine an exhibition of books, manuscripts and prints to mark the centenary of his death; with an introduction and bibliography. by Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine.

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Published by The Library, The Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine in [London] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Medicine in Literature.

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Edition Notes

SeriesWellcome Historical Medical Library Catalgue series -- no.5
The Physical Object
Pagination32p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14732989M

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The book is wide-ranging in its engagement. this book explores how childhood became a site of inscription for medical discourses and how Dickens, always with his finger on the pulse, captures these trends in his writings.” (Laura Peters, Modern Language Review, Vol. , October, )Cited by: 5.   In his account of "Joe, the Fat Boy," Dickens described many of the features of my patient. What a wonderful observer Dickens was. During the next 30 years of my career, I wrote three additional articles about Dickens and his contributions to society and medicine. The last was written about a year ago on the th anniversary of his birth. The book is wide-ranging in its engagement. this book explores how childhood became a site of inscription for medical discourses and how Dickens, always with his finger on the pulse, captures these trends in his writings.” (Laura Peters, Modern Language Review, Vol. , October, )Brand: Palgrave Macmillan UK.   Dickens also suffered with a number of medical conditions which will be discussed in detail during the lecture. Dr Nicholas Cambridge Nicholas Cambridge is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Buckingham in Humanities and Medical History.

Dickens himself. He may have had a keen eye for disease in others, but missed it in himself. For the last five years of his life, Dickens suffered what is now thought to be a series of small strokes, resulting in loss of vision, altered sensation on his left side, dizziness and pain. He seemed unaware of the seriousness of his symptoms and. Dickens wrote the book to satirize the chancery court system — not the most fascinating topic — and his convoluted structure and often-gratuitous description, which reflect the convoluted and often-gratuitous nature of the court, can be difficult to wade through. But readers who commit to this task will find rewards in the form of sharp. Explore English novelist Charles Dickens's early Victorian era and literature with Clifton Fadiman Clifton Fadiman examining the inspiration Charles Dickens's work took from the milieu of Victorian England, with its startling contrasts of morality and hypocrisy, splendour and squalor, prosperity and poverty. This video is a production of.   Still I'm enjoying the set and I'm sure there will be plenty of Dickens novel sets out there where you can click on the chapter as well as the book title. Update: I have, since the above, noticed possibly two or three paragraph ommissions towards the Reviews:

RARE BOOKS CHARLES DICKENS WORKS (COMPLETE VOLUME ANTIQUARIAN SET) $1, +$ shipping. Make Offer - RARE BOOKS CHARLES DICKENS WORKS (COMPLETE VOLUME ANTIQUARIAN SET) Charles Dickens Excelsior Edition Green Hardcover 15 Book Complete Set $ Charles Dickens' contribution to medicine highlighted in London exhibition Author’s startlingly accurate descriptions of illnesses may have assisted advances in medicine, curators say Published. "Turning to the other major nineteenth-century novelist critical industry: Michael Slater's Charles Dickens now takes its place as the definitive modern one-volume biography. It is an especially valuable book for scholars, since Slater focuses more intensively and consistently than any previous writer on Dickens.   Charles Dickens' contribution to medicine highlighted in London exhibition This article is more than 2 years old Author’s startlingly accurate descriptions of illnesses may have assisted.