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The Resource Whitman and the romance of medicine, Robert Leigh Davis

Whitman and the romance of medicine, Robert Leigh Davis

Label
Whitman and the romance of medicine
Title
Whitman and the romance of medicine
Statement of responsibility
Robert Leigh Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this powerful examination of one of America's greatest cultural and literary figures, Robert Leigh Davis details the literary and social significance of Walt Whitman's career as a nurse during the American Civil War. Davis shows how the concept of "convalescence" in nineteenth century medicine and philosophy - along with Whitman's personal war experiences - provides a crucial point of convergence for Whitman's work as a gay and democratic writer
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Robert Leigh
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3242.M43
LC item number
D38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Literature and medicine
  • Medicine
  • Poets, American
  • Medicine in literature
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
Label
Whitman and the romance of medicine, Robert Leigh Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Whitman and Convalescence -- 1. "America, Brought to Hospital": Democracy, Homosexuality, and the Romance of Medicine -- 2. "On Both Sides of the Line": The Liminality of Civil War Nursing -- 3. Sympathy and the Crisis of Union -- 4. Telling It Slant: Medical Representation in Memoranda During the War -- 5. The Art of the Suture: Richard Selzer and Medical Narrative
Control code
ocm35762658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9780520207608
Lccn
96039258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Whitman and the romance of medicine, Robert Leigh Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Whitman and Convalescence -- 1. "America, Brought to Hospital": Democracy, Homosexuality, and the Romance of Medicine -- 2. "On Both Sides of the Line": The Liminality of Civil War Nursing -- 3. Sympathy and the Crisis of Union -- 4. Telling It Slant: Medical Representation in Memoranda During the War -- 5. The Art of the Suture: Richard Selzer and Medical Narrative
Control code
ocm35762658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9780520207608
Lccn
96039258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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