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Biographic clinics : the origin of the ill-health of De Quincey, Carlyle, Darwin, Huxley, and Browning

Author: George M Gould
Publisher: New York, NY : Barnes & Noble Digital Library, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking five well known 19th century figures as his subjects, distinguished ophthalmologist George M. Gould searches for the origins of ill health in Thomas de Quincey, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, and Robert Browning. He ultimately discovers eyestrain to be the root of their health problems. This 1903 volume sketches the medical facts of the lives in question, and includes discussions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Thomas De Quincey; Thomas Carlyle; Charles Darwin; Thomas Henry Huxley; Robert Browning; Robert Browning; Thomas Carlyle; Charles Darwin; Thomas De Quincey; Thomas Henry Huxley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George M Gould
ISBN: 9781411454965 1411454960
OCLC Number: 828931691
Description: 1 online resource (230 p.)
Responsibility: George M. Gould.

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Taking five well known 19th century figures as his subjects, distinguished ophthalmologist George M. Gould searches for the origins of ill health in Thomas de Quincey, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, and Robert Browning. He ultimately discovers eyestrain to be the root of their health problems. This 1903 volume sketches the medical facts of the lives in question, and includes discussions of biliousness, headache, vertigo, the discovery of astigmatism, and the physiology of vision.

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