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The Resource Doctoring the novel : medicine and quackery from Shelley to Doyle, Sylvia A. Pamboukian

Doctoring the novel : medicine and quackery from Shelley to Doyle, Sylvia A. Pamboukian

Label
Doctoring the novel : medicine and quackery from Shelley to Doyle
Title
Doctoring the novel
Title remainder
medicine and quackery from Shelley to Doyle
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia A. Pamboukian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If nineteenth-century Britain witnessed the rise of medical professionalism, it also witnessed rampant quackery. It is tempting to categorize historical practices as either orthodox or quack, but what did these terms really signify in medical and public circles at the time? How did they develop and evolve? What do they tell us about actual medical practices? Doctoring the Novel explores the ways in which language constructs and stabilizes these slippery terms by examining medical quackery and orthodoxy in works such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Charles Dickens's Bleak House and Little Do
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Pamboukian, Sylvia A
Dewey number
823/.92093561
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR890.M42
LC item number
P36 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Literature and medicine
  • Quacks and quackery in literature
  • Physicians in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • MEDICAL
  • English fiction
  • Literature and medicine
  • Physicians in literature
  • Quacks and quackery in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Doctoring the novel : medicine and quackery from Shelley to Doyle, Sylvia A. Pamboukian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: False professions: defining orthodoxy and quackery -- Orthodoxy or quackery? anatomy in Frankenstein -- Doctoring in Little Dorrit and Bleak House -- Legerdemain and the physician in Charlotte Bronte's Villette -- Poisons and the poisonous in Wilkie Collins's Armadale -- The quackery of Arthur Conan Doyle -- Conclusion: The in-laws: orthodoxy and quackery in Vernon Galbray
Control code
787846305
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444061
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10539256
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j693rp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787846305
Label
Doctoring the novel : medicine and quackery from Shelley to Doyle, Sylvia A. Pamboukian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: False professions: defining orthodoxy and quackery -- Orthodoxy or quackery? anatomy in Frankenstein -- Doctoring in Little Dorrit and Bleak House -- Legerdemain and the physician in Charlotte Bronte's Villette -- Poisons and the poisonous in Wilkie Collins's Armadale -- The quackery of Arthur Conan Doyle -- Conclusion: The in-laws: orthodoxy and quackery in Vernon Galbray
Control code
787846305
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444061
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10539256
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j693rp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787846305

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