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Morbid undercurrents, medical subcultures in postrevolutionary France, Sean M. Quinlan.

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Morbid undercurrents, medical subcultures in postrevolutionary France, Sean M. Quinlan.
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Morbid undercurrents
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Oclc number
12402633731269268676
Responsibility statement
Sean M. Quinlan.
Series statement
Cornell scholarship online
Sub title
medical subcultures in postrevolutionary France
Summary
Sean M. Quinlan follows how medical ideas, stemming from the so-called birth of the clinic, zigzagged across the intellectual landscape of the French Revolution and its aftermath. It was a remarkable 'hotspot' in the historical timeline, when doctors and scientists pioneered a staggering number of fields - from forensic investigation to evolutionary biology - and their innovations captivated the public imagination
Table Of Contents
Introduction: morbid undercurrents-medicine and culture after the revolution -- Settings: the cultural world of medical practice, ca. 1750-1800 -- Medicine in the boudoir: the Marquis de Sade and medical understanding after the Reign of Terror -- Writing sexual difference: the natural history of women and gendered visions, ca. 1800 -- Seeing and knowing: readers and physiognomic science -- Sex and the citizen: reproductive manuals and fashionable readers under the Napoleonic state -- Sculpting ideal bodies: medicine, aesthetics, and desire in the artist's studio -- The mesmerist renaissance: medical undercurrents and testing the limits of scientific authority -- Physiology as literary genre: passions, taste, and social agendas under the Restoration and July monarchy -- Epilogue: medicine, writing, and subculture after the revolution
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specialized
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