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Title Scottish medicine and literary culture, 1726-1832 / edited by Megan J. Coyer and David E. Shuttleton.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 315 pages)
Series Clio Medica: Perspectives in Medical Humanities ; 94
Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 94.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Text in English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 13, 2014).
Subject Medicine -- Scotland -- History.
Medicine in literature -- History.
Medicine in Literature.
History, 18th Century.
History, 19th Century.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents 1. Introduction: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726-1832 -- 2. 'Nothing is so soon forgot as pain': Reading Agony in The Theory of Moral Sentiments -- 3. The Origins of a Modern Medical Ethics in Enlightenment Scotland: Cheyne, Gregory and Cullen as Practitioners of Sensibility -- 4. The Demise of the Preformed Embryo: Edinburgh, Leiden, and the Physician-Poet Mark Akenside's Contribution to the Re-Establishing of Epigenetic Embryology.
5. Benjamin Rush, Edinburgh Medicine and the Rise of Physician Autobiography -- 6. The Construction of Robert Fergusson's Illness and Death -- 7. 'Groaning under the miseries of a diseased nervous System': Robert Burns and Melancholy -- 8. Phrenological Controversy and the Medical Imagination: 'A Modern Pythagorean' in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- 9. Blood and the Revenant in Walter Scott's The Fair Maid of Perth -- 10. Magic, Mind Control, and the Body Electric: ""Materia Medica"" in Sir Walter Scott's Library at Abbotsford.
11. An Account of ... William Cullen: John Thomson and the Making of a Medical Biography -- 12. Transatlantic Irritability: Brunonian Sociology, America and Mass Culture in the Nineteenth Century.
Summary 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.
Other Author Coyer, Megan J., editor.
Shuttleton, David E., editor.
Other Title Print version: Coyer, Megan J. Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726-1832. Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, ©2014 9789042038912