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Dracula for doctors : medical facts and Gothic fantasies, Fiona Subotsky

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Dracula for doctors : medical facts and Gothic fantasies
Title
Dracula for doctors
Title remainder
medical facts and Gothic fantasies
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Subotsky
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring how medicine and psychiatry are portrayed in gothic literature, this engaging book illustrates how Stoker's famous work was influenced by nineteenth-century attitudes to disease and medicine and reveals many previously unknown links. Extracts from many sensational stories of the time are presented, and the role of doctors and their appearance and contribution to gothic fiction is investigated. The book covers topics such as asylums, their purpose, practice and patients, deadly diseases echoing the symptoms of vampirism, and the otherworldly allure of the undead. Dracula for Doctors is an entertaining and informative examination of how Victorian medical knowledge and culture informed Stoker's gothic masterpiece. This book suggests that Stoker, who had many medical connections, was able to link lurid stories of operations and asylums with fictional horror and suspense. Fans of gothic literature, as well as those of medical history and the supernatural, will find this an enjoyable read
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UkCbUP
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Subotsky, Fiona
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6037.T617
LC item number
Z57 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge medicine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Dracula
  • Vampires in literature
  • Medicine in literature
Label
Dracula for doctors : medical facts and Gothic fantasies, Fiona Subotsky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Oct 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Body and mind -- Medico-gothic -- Stoker medical circles -- Asylum doctors -- The gothic asylum -- Renfield, the pet lunatic -- The other patients -- Diagnosing Dracula -- Dread, disease and the asylum -- Occult blood -- Holes in the skull -- Dead, alive or undead -- Therapeutic armamentarium -- Compelling eyes -- Beastliness -- Vivisection or animal torture? -- Demons and doctors -- Scientists and the supernatural -- And Dracula for dentists -- Sex and death
Control code
CR9781911623281
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781911623281
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Dracula for doctors : medical facts and Gothic fantasies, Fiona Subotsky
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Oct 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Body and mind -- Medico-gothic -- Stoker medical circles -- Asylum doctors -- The gothic asylum -- Renfield, the pet lunatic -- The other patients -- Diagnosing Dracula -- Dread, disease and the asylum -- Occult blood -- Holes in the skull -- Dead, alive or undead -- Therapeutic armamentarium -- Compelling eyes -- Beastliness -- Vivisection or animal torture? -- Demons and doctors -- Scientists and the supernatural -- And Dracula for dentists -- Sex and death
Control code
CR9781911623281
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781911623281
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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