Book ID: CBB001422480

Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture (2015)


Penner, Louise (Editor)
Sparks, Tabitha (Editor)

Pickering & Chatto

Publication Date: 2015
Physical Details: 208 pp.; notes; index
Language: English

This collection of essays explores the rise of scientific medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Charles Dickens's involvement with hospital funding, concerns over milk purity and the theatrical portrayal of drug addiction, plus a whole section devoted to the representation of medicine in crime fiction. This is an interdisciplinary study involving public health, cultural studies, the history of medicine, literature and the theatre, providing new insights into Victorian culture and society.

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Authors & Contributors
Silvano, Giovanni
Jones, Greta
Malcolm, Elizabeth
Buckland, Adelene
Kelly, James G.
Geary, Laurence M.
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Social History of Medicine
19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
Twentieth-Century British History
Journal of Medical Biography
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Franco Angeli
International Specialized Book Services
Johns Hopkins University Press
Cambria Press
University of Chicago Press
Pickering & Chatto
Medicine and society
Public health
Hospitals and clinics
Popular culture
Medicine and literature
Dickens, Charles
Kingsley, Charles
Wilde, Robert Willis
Lyell, Charles
Scott, Walter
Eliot, George
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
17th century
20th century
Great Britain
Paris (France)
São Paulo (Brazil)
Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Catholic University of Ireland (Dublin)
National Health Service (Great Britain)

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