By Lilian R. Furst
An anthology of nineteenth-century literature approximately drugs and scientific issues.
Medical growth and Social Reality is an anthology of nineteenth-century literature on medication and clinical perform. located on the interdisciplinary juncture of drugs, background, and literature, it comprises commonly fictional but additionally a few nonfictional works via British, French, American, and Russian writers that describe the day by day social realities of medication in the course of a interval of momentous swap. concerns addressed in those works comprise the hierarchy within the occupation, using new tools corresponding to the stethoscope, the arrival of ladies medical professionals, the functionality of the health facility, and the transferring stability of strength among physicians and sufferers. the amount offers an introductory review of crucial features of clinical development within the 19th century, and it contains an annotated bibliography of extra readings in clinical historical past and literature. decisions from Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, Sarah Orne Jewett, Sinclair Lewis, Mikhail Bulgakov, and others are integrated, in addition to the yankee clinical Association's 1847 Code of Ethics.
"The first such source of its type for the learn of medication in literature. Furst's introductions and choices exhibit that nineteenth-century literature may help scholars comprehend present clinical perform since it portrays the beginnings of technological and clinical drugs, with difficulties, values, events, and relationships which are nonetheless with us today." -- Peter W. Graham, coauthor of Articulating the Elephant guy: Joseph Merrick and His Interpreters
"Lilian Furst has produced a welcome and worthwhile addition to the growing to be box of scientific humanities. Premedical and clinical scholars in addition to medical professionals with an curiosity in clinical literature and background will locate this a pleasant and informative read." -- Larry Zaroff, M.D., Stanford college tuition of medication