Titolo: Samuel Johnson in the Medical World: The ...
Casa editrice: Cambridge University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface; A note on references; Introduction; 1. Johnson's medical history: facts and mysteries; 2. The practice of physic; 3. Transactions of the medical world; 4. Medicine as metaphor; 5. The history of a man of learning; 6. Dr Robert Levet; 7. Therapeutic friendship; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0521022282
Riassunto: Samuel Johnson has become known to posterity in two capacities: through his own works as the great literary essayist of the eighteenth century, and through Boswell's Life, as a man--notoriously a medical patient with a string of physical and psychological ailments. John Wiltshire brings the two together in this original study of Johnson the writer as "doctor" and patient. The subject of modern medical historians' case studies, Johnson also cultivated the acquaintance of doctors in his own day, and was himself a "dabbler in physic." Dr. Wiltshire illuminates Johnson's life and work by setting them in their medical context and also examines the importance of medical themes in Johnson's own writings. He discusses the many parts of Johnson's work touching on doctors, medicine, hospitals and medical experimentation, and analyzes the central theme, running throughout, of human suffering--in body and mind--and its alleviation.
Descrizione del libro: In this 1991 book, John Wiltshire illuminates Johnson's life and work by setting them in their medical context, and also examines the importance of medical themes in Johnson's own writings. He discusses the many parts of Johnson's work touching on doctors, medicines, hospitals and medical experimentation, and analyses the central theme of human suffering and its alleviation.
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