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Once again, Sparks uses the figure of the doctor-character to look at the way in which literary genres compete against each other, most particularly examining the relations between romance and scientific realism. Interestingly, by choosing Armadale set in the early s and thus before the Medical Amendment Act and Heart and Science , Sparks highlights the evolution of the conflict between medical science and love, gradually drifting into a debate more focused on medical methods moral medicine vs.
The difficulty of reconciling the medical with love and romance ultimately results from the moral decline of materialistic science, as exemplified by the rise of vivisection and the construction of the human subject as an animal at the bottom of the evolutionary scale. Swan Elizabeth Glen M.
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Instead, her book tackles the figure of the doctor from a literary point of view, and her analysis of the impact of the doctor-character on the marriage-plot offers an original insight into Victorian realism. Jex-Blake died in in Windydene, Rotherfield, where she had lived with Todd since her retirement.
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Mona Maclean — with its faithful depiction of the woman medical student enmeshed with a playful comedy of manners — remains a much more readable and accessible introduction to early women doctors in Victorian Britain. This is great! I read all this stuff for my PhD which was on the medical women of Edinburgh and its lovely to read some fresh insights into the material. A tragic ending. You are commenting using your WordPress.
The doctor in the Victorian novel: family practices
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