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Medicine and narration in the eighteenth century

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How did doctors argue in eighteenth-century medical pamphlet wars? How literary, or clinical, is Diderot’s depiction of mad nuns? What is at stake in the account of a cataract operation at the beginning of Jean-Paul’s novel Hesperus? In this pioneering volume, contributors extend current research at the intersection of medicine and literature by examining the overlapping narrative strategies in the writings of both novelists and doctors.
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-11-30
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VF1:495
Language:
English
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