Medicine-by-Post: The Changing Voice of Illness in Eighteenth-Century British Consulation Letters and Literature

Synopsis

"Medicine-by-Post is an interdisciplinary study that will engage readers both in the history of medicine and the eighteenth-century novel. The correspondence from the large private practices of James Jurin, George Cheyne, and William Cullen opens a unique window on the doctor-patient relationship in England and Scotland from this period. The letters, many previously unpublished, reveal a changing rhetoric that mirrors contemporary shifts in medical theory and the patient's self-image."

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Amsterdam
Publication year:
  • 2006