Doctors in Fiction: Lessons from Literature

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 202 pages
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Medical practitioners are key actors in many well-known works of fiction and literature, presenting a vital insight into the social, medical, scientific and ethical concerns of their authors and readers. Doctors in Fiction explores and analyzes representations of medical practitioners in fiction.
  

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Contents

Dr Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar
3
Dr Stephen Maturin
11
Dr Tertius Lydgate
22
Dr Martin Arrowsmith
31
Dr Andrew Manson
41
Dr Lucas Marsh
52
Cancer Ward
59
Doctors on the Island of Capri
66
Dr Dick Diver
111
Dr Howard Berger
117
Dr Jonathan Hullah
127
Ward No 6 and Other Stories
135
Physicians in the world of Graham Greene
143
Drs Wilbur Larch and Homer Wells
153
Satire from the 17th to the 20th century
165
Doctors in the plays Ivanov The Seagull
177

Dr Bernard Rieux
74
Dr Antoine Thibault
83
Dr Ravic
93
Dr Yuri Zhivago
100
Dr Benjamin Rubin
187
Dr Henry Perowne
194
Index
201
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About the author (2009)

Respectively Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA; freelance writer and author, USA.

Jacobsen has been a freelance writer for over twenty-five years.

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