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Victorian medicine and popular culture

Author: Louise Penner; Tabitha Sparks
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : University of Pittsburgh Press (Bibliovault) : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016.
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 28.
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This collection of essays explores the rise of scientific medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Dickens's involvement with hospital funding, concerns over milk purity and the theatrical portrayal of drug addiction, plus a whole section devoted to medicine in crime fiction.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Penner; Tabitha Sparks
ISBN: 9780822981893 0822981890
OCLC Number: 956539632
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction / Louise Penner and Tabitha Sparks --
'Dr Locock and his Quack': Professionalizing medicine, textualizing identity in the 1840s / Kevin A. Morrison --
Dickens, metropolitan philanthropy and the London hospitals / Louise Penner --
Cleanliness and medicinal cheer: Harriet Martineau, the 'People of Bleaburn' and the sanitary work of Household Words / Meegan Kennedy --
Lacteal crises: Debates over milk purity in Victorian Britain / Jacob Steere-Williams --
'The chemistry and botany of the kitchen': Scientific and domestic attempts to prevent food adulteration / Julie Kraft --
Medical bluebeards: The domestic threat of the poisoning doctor in the popular fiction of Ellen Wood / Cheryl Blake Price --
Male hysteria, sexual inversion and the sensational hero in Wilkie Collins's Armadale / Marc Milton Ducusin --
Ungentlemanly habits: The dramaturgy of drug addiction in Fin-de Siècle theatrical adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes stories and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Meredith Conti --
From vivisection to gender reassignment: Imagining the feminine in The Island of Doctor Moreau / Ellen J. Stockstill --
Illness as metaphor in the Victorian novel: Reading popular fiction against medical history / Tabitha Sparks.
Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 28.
Responsibility: edited by Louise Penner and Tabitha Sparks.

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