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Medicine and medical practice in the works of ThomasMiddleton and his contemporaries

@inproceedings{Ridge2013MedicineAM,
  title={Medicine and medical practice in the works of ThomasMiddleton and his contemporaries},
  author={Hannah M. Ridge},
  year={2013}
}
This thesis considers the depiction of medical practitioners in plays and selected pamphlets by Thomas Middleton and other playwrights in the period 1603-37. It directs attention to the dramatists’ representation of characters who prescribe and dispense medicine, contending that concerns which in previous criticism were focused on the sick body can also be explored in relation to the medical practitioner. It examines how dramatists use medicine as a framework within which to stage anxieties… Expand

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