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Fiction and Physicians : Medicine Through the Eyes of Writers.

Author: Stephen McWilliams
Publisher: Dublin : The Liffey Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Keats, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, François Rabelais, William Somerset Maugham ... All were writers of fiction but, more surprisingly, all were also medical doctors. Anton Chekhov, A.J. Cronin, Oliver St John Gogarty, Michael Crichton ... even Nostradamus The world has seen literally dozens of them? famous writers who wielded a stethoscope as skilfully as they did a pen. So, what do literature and medicine have in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McWilliams, Stephen.
Fiction and Physicians : Medicine Through the Eyes of Writers.
Dublin : The Liffey Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen McWilliams
ISBN: 9781908308382 1908308389
OCLC Number: 817875292
Description: 1 online resource (312 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Prologue: The Ghosts of Bewley's Café; Part One: DOCTORS WRITING FICTION; Chapter One: The Write Prescription for Success; Chapter Two: Old Medical Masters; Chapter Three: Nineteenth Century Physician-Writers; Chapter Four: Twentieth Century Physician-Writers; Chapter Five: Twenty-First Century Physician-Writers; Part Two: FICTION ABOUT DOCTORS; Chapter Six: Incompetent and Ambitious Fictional Physicians; Chapter Seven: Heroic Fictional Physicians; Chapter Eight: Fiction and Infection; Chapter Nine: Fiction and Paranoia. Chapter Ten: Fictional PsychiatristsReferences and Bibliography; Glossary of Medical and Psychiatric Terms; Permissions; A, B, C; Index; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X; Y, Z; About the Author; Copyright.

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John Keats, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, François Rabelais, William Somerset Maugham ... All were writers of fiction but, more surprisingly, all were also medical doctors. Anton Chekhov, A.J. Cronin, Oliver St John Gogarty, Michael Crichton ... even Nostradamus The world has seen literally dozens of them? famous writers who wielded a stethoscope as skilfully as they did a pen. So, what do literature and medicine have in common? Is there something about the singular experience of being a doctor that results in a compelling desire for communication, or indeed catharsis?

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