Medical Humanism and <i>Blackwood’s Magazine</i> at the <i>Fin de Siècle</i>

Megan Coyer

in Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2017 | ISBN: 9781474405607
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9781474405621 | DOI:

Series: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Romanticism

Medical Humanism and Blackwood’s Magazine at the Fin de Siècle

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If Blackwood’s helped to generate a recuperative medical humanism in the first half of the nineteenth century, what was its legacy? This ‘Coda’ turns to the fin de siècle to trace some key examples of a resurgence of the magazine’s mode of medical humanism at a time of perceived crisis for the medical profession, when many began ‘to worry that the transformation of medicine into a science, as well as the epistemological and technical successes of the new sciences, may have been bought at too great a price’....

Chapter.  5324 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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