Shakespeare and the Practice of Physic: Medical Narratives on the Early Modern English Stage

Shakespeare and the Practice of Physic: Medical Narratives on the Early Modern English Stage

By: Todd Howard James Pettigrew (author)Hardback

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Going beyond the usual questions posed about Shakespeare and medicine, this study explores Shakespeare's response to the early modern struggle for control of English medical practice. It does not rehearse the fundamentals of early modern medical thought such as the humoral system that have been more than adequately covered numerous times elsewhere. Instead, it undertakes a reading of popular English medical tracts in an effort to reconstruct the terms in which medical practitioners of all kinds were understood.

About Author

Todd H. J. Pettigrew is associate professor of English at Cape Breton University.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781611492972
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 197
  • ID: 9781611492972
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 1611492971

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