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Hardy the physician : medical aspects of the Wessex tradition

Author: Tony Fincham
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Was Thomas Hardy clinically depressed or just syphilitic? Was Egdon Heath imbued with melancholic vapours? And does this explain why many of his characters suffered from depression, took their own lives or developed homicidal tendencies? This book by a rural GP explores these and many other medical issues in Hardy's life and works.
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Fincham, Tony, 1952-
Hardy the physician.
Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2008
(DLC) 2008015907
(OCoLC)221665802
Named Person: Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Fincham
ISBN: 9780230594777 0230594778 9781349301041 1349301043
OCLC Number: 426044187
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 266 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Obsextrics --
Hardyan illness --
Endgames --
General practice --
Psychosomatic illness and death --
The Fitzpierston Syndrome --
The mind diseased --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Tony Fincham.
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