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Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858

Megan Coyer


In the early nineteenth century, Edinburgh was the leading centre of medical education and research in Britain. It also laid claim to a thriving periodical culture. Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press investigates how Romantic periodicals cultivated innovative literary forms, ideologies and discourses that reflected and shaped medical culture in the nineteenth century. It examines several medically-trained contributors to Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, the most influential literary periodical of the time, and draws upon extensive archival and bibliographical res ... More

Keywords: periodical press, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, nineteenth century, Literature and Medicine, medical culture, Romantic ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474405607
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Megan Coyer, author
University of Glasgow