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The Resource Vital Signs : Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Vital Signs : Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

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Vital Signs : Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Title
Vital Signs
Title remainder
Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vital Signs offers both a compelling reinterpretation of the nineteenth-century novel and a methodological challenge to literary historians. Rejecting theories that equate realism with representation, Lawrence Rothfield argues that literary history forms a subset of the history of discourses and their attendant practices. He shows how clinical medicine provided Balzac, Flaubert, Eliot, and others with narrative strategies, epistemological assumptions, and models of professional authority. He also traces the linkages between medicine's eventual decline in scientific and social status and realis
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Cataloging source
MERUC
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Rothfield, Lawrence
Dewey number
823.809356
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR868
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • English fiction
  • Medicine in literature
  • French fiction
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Physicians in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • English fiction
  • French fiction
  • Medicine in literature
  • Physicians in literature
  • Realism in literature
Label
Vital Signs : Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS
Control code
700688683
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400820689
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)700688683
Label
Vital Signs : Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS
Control code
700688683
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400820689
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)700688683

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