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Dissection Report: Patterns of Medicine and Ethics

  • Anna Gasperini
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine book series (PLSM)

Abstract

This chapter briefly summarizes the book’s main innovations as regards analytic tools and the genre’s interaction with its historical context, particularly as concerns the interpretation of the medical figure, the vertical movement of the displaced body, and the penny blood genre as a ‘map’ that helped its reader navigate their reality under the Anatomy Act. The chapter also makes a few suggestions for a re-evaluation of the penny blood genre in relation to subsequent popular fiction forms that addressed science developments and the medical figure, briefly connecting the concepts explored in the narratives examined to the work of Wilkie Collins, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bram Stoker.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Gasperini
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarPerugiaItaly

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