Book ID: CBB001553360

Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (2014)


Coyer, Megan J. (Editor)
Shuttleton, David (Editor)


Publication Date: 2014
Physical Details: xi + 315 pp.; ill.
Language: English

Scottish medicine and literary culture, 1726--1832' examines the ramifications of Scottish medicine for literary culture within Scotland, throughout Britain, and across the transatlantic world. The contributors take an informed historicist approach in examining the cultural, geographical, political, and other circumstances enabling the dissemination of distinctively Scottish medico-literary discourses. In tracing the international influence of Scottish medical ideas upon literary practice they ask critical questions concerning medical ethics, the limits of sympathy and the role of belles lettres in professional self-fashioning, and the development of medico-literary genres such as the medical short story, physician autobiography and medical biography. Some consider the role of medical ideas and culture in the careers, creative practice and reception of such canonical writers as Mark Akenside, Robert Burns, Robert Fergusson, Sir Walter Scott and William Wordsworth. By providing an important range of current scholarship, these essays represent an expansion and greater penetration of critical vision.

Reviewed By

Review Erin Wilson (2015) Review of "Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832". Social History of Medicine (pp. 931-933). unapi

Review Lawlor, Clark (2015) Review of "Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832". Bulletin of the History of Medicine (pp. 603-605). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter Gavin Budge (2014) Transatlantic Irritability: Brunonian Sociology, America and Mass Culture in the Nineteenth Century. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 267-292). unapi

Chapter Wayne Wild (2014) The Origins of a Modern Medical Ethics in Enlightenment Scotland: Cheyne, Gregory and Cullen as Practitioners of Sensibility. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 48-73). unapi

Chapter Robin Dix (2014) The Demise of the Preformed Embryo: Edinburgh, Leiden, and the Physician-Poet Mark Akenside’s Contribution to the Re-Establishing of Epigenetic Embryology. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 74-96). unapi

Chapter Rhona Brown (2014) The Construction of Robert Fergusson’s Illness and Death. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 123-144). unapi

Chapter Megan J. Coyer (2014) Phrenological Controversy and the Medical Imagination: ‘A Modern Pythagorean’ in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 172-195). unapi

Chapter Craig Franson (2014) 'Nothing is so soon forgot as pain': Reading Agony in the Theory of Moral Sentiments. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 23-47). unapi

Chapter Lindsay Levy (2014) Magic, Mind Control, and the Body Electric: “Materia Medica” in Sir Walter Scott’s Library at Abbotsford. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 216-239). unapi

Chapter Megan J. Coyer; David E. Shuttleton (2014) Introduction: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726–1832. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 1-22). unapi

Chapter Allan Beveridge (2014) Groaning Under the Miseries of a Diseased Nervous System’: Robert Burns and Melancholy. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 145-171). unapi

Chapter Katherine Inglis (2014) Blood and the Revenant in Walter Scott’s The Fair Maid of Perth. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 196-215). unapi

Chapter Catherine Jones (2014) Benjamin Rush, Edinburgh Medicine and the Rise of Physician Autobiography. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 97-122). unapi

Chapter David E. Shuttleton (2014) An Account of... William Cullen: John Thomson and the Making of a Medical Biography. In: Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726--1832 (pp. 240-266). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Morrison-Low, Alison D.
Morrison-Low, A. D.
Holmes, Martha Stoddard
Lindsay, Ann
Madden, Deborah
Shuttleton, David E.
Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
Historical Records of Australian Science
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Journal of Medical Biography
University of Michigan Press
Cambridge University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Paderborn Fink
Medicine and culture
Medicine and literature
Disease and diseases
Medicine and society
Disabilities; disability; accessibility
Brisbane, Thomas Makdougall
Wright, William
Masson, Francis
Wesley, John
Montagu, Mary Wortley, Lady
Dryden, John
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
17th century
20th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
Great Britain
University of Edinburgh

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