Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Oct 28, 2015 - Literary Criticism - 219 pages

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence.

This book takes the first in-depth look at how people thought about, diagnosed and treated cancer in the early modern period, examining imaginative literature, medical texts and personal accounts.

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Alanna Skuse is a scholar of early modern literature and history, who has lectured at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter, UK. She has previously published on early modern treatments for cancer and on the uses of 'canker' in Shakespeare's Sonnets.