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Author Coyer, Megan J., author.

Title Literature and medicine in the nineteenth-century periodical press : Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine, 1817-1858 / Megan Coyer
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (viii, 246 pages)) : illustrations
Series Edinburgh critical studies in romanticism
Edinburgh critical studies in romanticism.
Summary The first major study of the relationship between Scottish Romanticism and medical culture. In the early nineteenth century, Edinburgh was the leading centre of medical education and research in Britain. It also laid claim to a thriving periodical culture. Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press investigates how Romantic periodicals cultivated innovative literary forms, ideologies and discourses that reflected and shaped medical culture in the nineteenth century. It examines several medically-trained contributors to Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, the most influential literary periodical of the time, and draws upon extensive archival and bibliographical research to reclaim these previously neglected medico-literary figures. Situating their work in relation to developments in medical and periodical culture, Megan Coyer's book advances our understanding of how the nineteenth-century periodical press cross-fertilised medical and literary ideas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed February 14, 2017)
Subject Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine.
Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine
Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine.
Medicine in Literature.
Cultural Characteristics -- history.
History, 19th Century.
Periodicals as Topic -- history.
Literature and medicine -- Scotland -- History -- 19th century
Romanticism -- Scotland -- History -- 19th century
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Literature and medicine.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1474405606