Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Hardcover | June 17, 2004

byNeil Vickers

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What did Coleridge know about medicine and how did it influence the development of his critical thought? Neil Vickers sets out to answer this question in this radical reinterpretation of Coleridge's career between 1795 and 1806. Coleridge and the Doctors changes the way we look at Coleridge'sintellectual development and reveals the richness of his involvement in the eighteenth-century tradition of 'philosophical medicine' and its determining influence on his critical and philosophic stance. The book also contains a revisionary analysis of Coleridge's dealings with opiates and offers acomprehensive account of British early Romantic medicine.

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What did Coleridge know about medicine and how did it influence the development of his critical thought? Neil Vickers sets out to answer this question in this radical reinterpretation of Coleridge's career between 1795 and 1806. Coleridge and the Doctors changes the way we look at Coleridge'sintellectual development and reveals the ric...

Neil Vickers was formerly Stipendiary lecturer in English at Jesus College Oxford..
Format:HardcoverDimensions:198 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.64 inPublished:June 17, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199271178

ISBN - 13:9780199271177

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Medicine in the 1790s: A Very Brief Introduction2. Coleridge and Thomas Beddoes3. Coleridge's Illnesses4. Coleridge and Opium5. Coleridge's 'Abstruse Researches' and the Dejection Crisis6. Hysteria, Epilepsy, and 'The Pains of Sleep'Conclusion

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`this scrupulous study, will make a nuanced difference to future readings of Coleridge's poetry.'TLS