The Resource Charles Dickens and the sciences of childhood : popular medicine, child health and Victorian culture, Katharina Boehm, Assistant Professor, University of Regensburg, Germany

Charles Dickens and the sciences of childhood : popular medicine, child health and Victorian culture, Katharina Boehm, Assistant Professor, University of Regensburg, Germany

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Charles Dickens and the sciences of childhood : popular medicine, child health and Victorian culture
Title
Charles Dickens and the sciences of childhood
Title remainder
popular medicine, child health and Victorian culture
Statement of responsibility
Katharina Boehm, Assistant Professor, University of Regensburg, Germany
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Language
eng
Summary
"The first in-depth study of Dickens's creative engagement with popular science and medicine, this book brings to light the scientific entertainments, shows and institutions, and the material and print cultures that revolutionized the ways in which Victorian audiences encountered childhood. It explores Dickens's literary and journalistic writings, his private interests and public causes across the span of his long career. In doing so, it offers a new way of understanding Dickens's preoccupation with childhood by showing how his fascination with novel scientific ideas about childhood and with new practices of scientific inquiry shaped the development of his narrative techniques and aesthetic imagination. Drawing on fascinating archival material, this book reconstructs Dickens's experience of mesmerist trials and hospital ward tours, anatomical museums and popular scientific performances. It provides new readings of some of Dickens's most famous works, including Oliver Twist, Dombey and Son and Our Mutual Friend, as well as of lesser-known texts. Dickens's child characters were a source of inspiration to many medical writers, institutions and journalists, and the book also traces how these groups appropriated Dickensian characters and motifs in order to debate and bolster the authority of new scientific ideas. "--
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1984-
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Boehm, Katharina
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4592.M43
LC item number
B64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 B-296
  • WZ 330
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
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  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Literature and medicine
  • Children in literature
  • Children
  • Literature and science
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Child Health Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • History, 19th Century
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Charles Dickens and the sciences of childhood : popular medicine, child health and Victorian culture, Katharina Boehm, Assistant Professor, University of Regensburg, Germany
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Experimental Subjects: Oliver Twist and the Culture of Mesmerist Experimentation -- 2. Hothouse Children: Dombey and Son and Popular Medical Child Health Manuals -- 3. Dickens, the Social Mission of Victorian Paediatrics and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children -- 4. The Feelings of Childhood: Dickens and the Study of the Child's Mind -- 5. Monstrous Births and Saltationism in Our Mutual Friend and Popular Anatomical Museums -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9781137362490
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)861073102
Label
Charles Dickens and the sciences of childhood : popular medicine, child health and Victorian culture, Katharina Boehm, Assistant Professor, University of Regensburg, Germany
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Experimental Subjects: Oliver Twist and the Culture of Mesmerist Experimentation -- 2. Hothouse Children: Dombey and Son and Popular Medical Child Health Manuals -- 3. Dickens, the Social Mission of Victorian Paediatrics and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children -- 4. The Feelings of Childhood: Dickens and the Study of the Child's Mind -- 5. Monstrous Births and Saltationism in Our Mutual Friend and Popular Anatomical Museums -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9781137362490
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861073102

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