Doctoring the Novel: Medicine and Quackery from Shelley to Doyle

Sylvia Pamboukian
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2012
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If nineteenth-century Britain witnessed the rise of medical professionalism, it also witnessed rampant quackery. It is tempting to categorize historical practices as either orthodox or quack, but what did these terms really signify in medical and public circles at the time? How did they develop and evolve? What do they tell us about actual medical practices?

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Sylvia Pamboukian, Professor, Robert Morris University, Doctoring the Novel: Medicine and Quackery from Shelley to Doyle (Ohio University Press, 2012.