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The Resource Profound science and elegant literature : imagining doctors in nineteenth-century America, Stephanie P. Browner

Profound science and elegant literature : imagining doctors in nineteenth-century America, Stephanie P. Browner

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Profound science and elegant literature : imagining doctors in nineteenth-century America
Title
Profound science and elegant literature
Title remainder
imagining doctors in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie P. Browner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Profound Science and Elegant Literature documents both the extraordinary rise of professional medicine in the United States and the aesthetic imperative to make the body meaningful that led many American writers to resist the medicalized body."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Browner, Stephanie P
Dewey number
813/.3093561
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.P48
LC item number
B76 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Physicians in literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Literature and science
  • Medical fiction, American
  • Physicians
  • Medicine in literature
  • Medicine in Literature
  • History, 19th Century
  • Physicians
  • Physicians
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Profound science and elegant literature : imagining doctors in nineteenth-century America, Stephanie P. Browner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what's a doctor, after all? -- 1. Professional medicine, democracy, and the modern body: the discovery of etherization -- 2. Reading the body: Hawthorne's tales of medical ambition -- 3. Carnival bodies and medical professionalism in Melville's fiction -- 4. Class and character: doctors in nineteenth-century periodicals -- 5. Gender, medicine, and literature in postbellum fiction -- 6. Social surgery: physicians on the color line -- Epilogue: from the clinic to the research laboratory: a case study of three stories
Control code
55845985
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780812238259
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004054972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Profound science and elegant literature : imagining doctors in nineteenth-century America, Stephanie P. Browner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what's a doctor, after all? -- 1. Professional medicine, democracy, and the modern body: the discovery of etherization -- 2. Reading the body: Hawthorne's tales of medical ambition -- 3. Carnival bodies and medical professionalism in Melville's fiction -- 4. Class and character: doctors in nineteenth-century periodicals -- 5. Gender, medicine, and literature in postbellum fiction -- 6. Social surgery: physicians on the color line -- Epilogue: from the clinic to the research laboratory: a case study of three stories
Control code
55845985
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780812238259
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004054972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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