The Resource Constructions of cancer in early modern England : ravenous natures, Alanna Skuse

Constructions of cancer in early modern England : ravenous natures, Alanna Skuse

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Constructions of cancer in early modern England : ravenous natures
Title
Constructions of cancer in early modern England
Title remainder
ravenous natures
Statement of responsibility
Alanna Skuse
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer - as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body - remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equally, cancer treatments were among the era's most radical medical and surgical procedures. From buttered frog ointments to agonizing and dangerous surgeries, they raised abiding questions about the nature of disease and the proper role of the medical practitioner"--
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Provided by publisher
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GW5XE
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1986-
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Skuse, Alanna
Dewey number
362.19699/40094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC275
LC item number
.S58 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QZ 200
Series statement
Palgrave studies in literature, science and medicine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cancer
  • Oncology
  • Cancer
  • Neoplasms
  • history
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • History
  • Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
  • Literary studies: general
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Oncology
  • England
Label
Constructions of cancer in early modern England : ravenous natures, Alanna Skuse
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. What was cancer? definition, diagnosis and cause -- 2. Cancer and the gendered body -- 3. 'it is, say some, of a ravenous nature': zoomorphic images of cancer -- 4. Cancerous growth and malignancy -- 5. Wolves'- tongues and mercury: pharmaceutical cures for cancer -- 6. 'cannot you use a loving violence?': cancer surgery
Control code
936036151
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9781137487537
Lccn
2015023411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-137-48753-7
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
814342
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936036151
Label
Constructions of cancer in early modern England : ravenous natures, Alanna Skuse
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. What was cancer? definition, diagnosis and cause -- 2. Cancer and the gendered body -- 3. 'it is, say some, of a ravenous nature': zoomorphic images of cancer -- 4. Cancerous growth and malignancy -- 5. Wolves'- tongues and mercury: pharmaceutical cures for cancer -- 6. 'cannot you use a loving violence?': cancer surgery
Control code
936036151
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9781137487537
Lccn
2015023411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-137-48753-7
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
814342
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936036151

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