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Shakespeare and the practice of physic : medical narratives on the early modern English stage

Author: Todd Howard James Pettigrew
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2007.
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"This book is the first broad study of the literary impact of the formation of the College of Physicians of London in the early sixteenth century; that momentous event redefined and renewed the long-standing conflict between university-trained physicians and the wide variety of other healers who had long competed for patients in England. Going beyond the usual questions posed about Shakespeare and medicine, this  Read more...
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Pettigrew, Todd Howard James, 1970-
Shakespeare and the practice of physic.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006012664
(OCoLC)67392674
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Howard James Pettigrew
ISBN: 9780845345924 0845345923
OCLC Number: 606114950
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (197 pages)
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: Cymbeline's question : an introduction --
Art that God allows : empirics --
By reason of his place : physicians --
Unaccustomed drams and unconstant propositions : apothecaries and beneficed practitioners --
Not so base : surgeons --
Virtue and cunning : magical healers --
The great infamy of physic : a conclusion --
Afterword : bad medicine.
Responsibility: Todd H.J. Pettigrew.

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Explores Shakespeare's response to the early modern struggle for control of English medical practice. This study undertakes a reading of popular English medical tracts in an effort to reconstruct the  Read more...

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