Romantic Medicine and John Keats
Oxford University Press, 1990 M11 15 - 432 pages
Using original research in scientific treatises, philosophical manuscripts, and political documents, this pioneering study describes the neglected era of revolutionary medicine in Europe through the writings of the English poet and physician, John Keats. De Almeida explores the four primary concerns of Romantic medicine--the physician's task, the meaning of life, the prescription of disease and health, and the evolution of matter and mind--and reveals their expression in Keats's poetry and thought. By delineating a distinct but unknown era in the history of medicine, charting the poet's milieu within this age, and providing close reading of his poems in these contexts, Romantic Medicine and John Keats illustrates the interdisciplinary bonds between the two healing arts of the Romantic period: medicine and poetry.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
THE PHARMACY OF DISEASE
Other editions - View all
Common terms and phrases
Abernethy Anatomy Anatomy of Melancholy animal Apollo artistic Astley Cooper beauty blood body brain Buffon clinical Coleridge Coleridge's concept consciousness contemporary creatures death disease dream early nineteenth century Elgin Marbles Endymion energy Erasmus Darwin Everard Home evolution evolutionary evolutionists eyes Fall of Hyperion feel fever flowers force fresh perfection genius Grecian urn Guy's Hospital Hazlitt healing Hermes honey human Humboldt Hyperion poems imagination immortal intensity Isabella John Hunter John Keats Keats's Keats's poetry Keatsian knowledge Lamia Lectures Lemprière Letters living London lovers Lycius manifest marble mechanistic melancholy mind mortal nature Naturphilosophie negative capability notion Orfila organic pain perception pharmakon Philosophical physical physiology plants poem poet poet's poetic poison practice principle Romantic medicine Romantic physician Samuel Taylor Coleridge Saturn sense serpent signs snake species speculations substance surgeons sweet symptoms theory tion Titans University Press urn's venom vision vital vols William wolfsbane
References to this book
All Book Search results »
Limited preview - 1999