Advertisement

Introduction

  • Nicholas RoeEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine book series (PLSM)

Abstract

John Keats and the Medical Imagination contains ten chapters, originally presented to the Keats Foundation Bicentenary Conference at Guy’s Hospital, London, in May 2015. The conference theme was ‘John Keats: Poet-Physician, Physician-Poet’, marking 200 years since Keats enrolled at Guy’s in October 1815. The chapters gathered here range from freshly researched information about John Keats’s day-to-day life as an apprentice apothecary and at Guy’s Hospital, to new and far-reaching explorations of how medicine and medical pathology informed his poetry and thought.

Works Cited

  1. de Almeida, Hermione, Romantic Medicine and John Keats (New York and London, 1991).Google Scholar
  2. ‘An Act for enlarging the Charter of the Society of Apothecaries in the City of London, granted by His Majesty King James the First, and for better regulating the Practice of Apothecaries throughout England and Wales’, 55 Geo. III. c. 194.Google Scholar
  3. Barnard, John, ‘“The Busy Time”: Keats’s Duties at Guy’s Hospital from Autumn 1816 to March 1817’, Romanticism, 13.3 (2007).Google Scholar
  4. Bewell, Alan, Romanticism and Colonial Disease (Baltimore, MD, 1999).Google Scholar
  5. Blunden, Edmund, Keats’s Publisher. A Memoir of John Taylor (London, 1936).Google Scholar
  6. Brooke, Stopford A., Studies in Poetry (London, 1907).Google Scholar
  7. Burch, Druin, Digging up the Dead: Uncovering the Life and Times of an Extraordinary Surgeon (London, 2007).Google Scholar
  8. ———, Taking the Medicine. A Short History of Medicine’s Beautiful Idea and our Difficulty Swallowing It (London, 2009).Google Scholar
  9. Burnby, J. G. L., ‘The Hammonds of Edmonton’, Edmonton Hundred Historical Society, Occasional Paper (New Series), 26 (1973).Google Scholar
  10. Clarke, Charles Cowden, ‘Recollections of John Keats’, Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke, Recollections of Writers (1878; Fontwell. 1969).Google Scholar
  11. ———, ‘Recollections of Keats. By an Old School-Fellow’, Atlantic Monthly (January, 1861).Google Scholar
  12. Cooper, Astley Paston, The Lectures of Sir Astley Cooper, Bart. F.R.S. Surgeon to the King &c &c on the Principles and Practice of Surgery, with additional Notes and Cases, by Frederick Tyrell, Esq. (3 vols, London, 1824-7).Google Scholar
  13. Cunningham, Andrew and Nicholas Jardine (eds.), Romanticism and the Sciences (Cambridge, 1990).Google Scholar
  14. Dormandy, Thomas, The White Death. A History of Tuberculosis (London and Rio Grande, OH, 1999).Google Scholar
  15. ———, The Worst of Evils. The Fight Against Pain (New Haven and London, 2006).Google Scholar
  16. Gigante, Denise, ‘The Monster in the Rainbow: Keats and the Science of Life’, PMLA, 117.3 (2002).Google Scholar
  17. Gittings, Robert, John Keats: The Living Year 21 September 1818 to 21 September 1819 (London, 1954).Google Scholar
  18. Goellnicht, Donald C., The Poet-Physician: Keats and Medical Science (Pittsburgh, PA, 1984).Google Scholar
  19. Hamilton-Edwards, Gerald, ‘John Keats and the Hammonds’, Keats-Shelley Memorial Bulletin, 17 (1966).Google Scholar
  20. Haslam, John, Observations on Madness and Melancholy (2nd edn, London, 1809).Google Scholar
  21. Heringman, Noah, (ed.), Romantic Science: The Literary Forms of Natural History (New York, 2003).Google Scholar
  22. Holloway, S. W. F., ‘The Apothecaries’ Act, 1815: A Reinterpretation. Part 1. The Origins of the Act’, Medical History, 10.2 (1966).Google Scholar
  23. ———, ‘The Apothecaries’ Act, 1815: A Reinterpretation. Part 2. The Consequences of the Act’, Medical History, 10.3 (1966).Google Scholar
  24. Holstein, Michael, ‘Keats: The Poet-Healer and the Problem of Pain’, Keats-Shelley Journal, 36 (1987).Google Scholar
  25. Jackson, Noel, Science and Sensation in Romantic Poetry (Cambridge, 2008).Google Scholar
  26. Keats, John, John Keats’s Anatomical and Physiological Note Book, ed. Maurice Buxton Forman (Oxford, 1934).Google Scholar
  27. ———, The Keats Circle: Letters and Papers 1816-1878 and More Letters and Poems 1814-1879, ed. Hyder Edward Rollins (2nd edn, 2 vols, Cambridge, MA, 1965).Google Scholar
  28. ———, The Letters of John Keats 1814-1821, ed. Hyder Edward Rollins (2 vols, Cambridge, MA, 1958 rpt. 1972).Google Scholar
  29. ———, The Poems of John Keats, ed. Jack Stillinger (London, 1978).Google Scholar
  30. Levere, Trevor H., Poetry Realized in Nature: Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Early Eighteenth-Century Science (Cambridge, 1981).Google Scholar
  31. de Man, Paul, ‘The Negative Road’, Selected Poetry of John Keats (New York, 1966).Google Scholar
  32. Mann, Phyllis G., ‘John Keats: Further Notes’, Keats-Shelley Memorial Bulletin, 12 (1961).Google Scholar
  33. Milnes, Richard Monckton, Life, Letters and Literary Remains, of John Keats (2 vols, London, 1848).Google Scholar
  34. Morton, Timothy, Shelley and the Revolution in Taste: The Body and the Natural World (Cambridge, 1994).Google Scholar
  35. Pierpoint, William S., John Keats, Henry Stephens and George Wilson Mackereth: The Unparallel Lives of Three Medical Students (London, 2010).Google Scholar
  36. Richardson, Alan, British Romanticism and the Science of the Mind (Cambridge, 2001).Google Scholar
  37. Richardson, Benjamin, ‘An Esculapian Poet. John Keats’, The Asclepiad (London, 1884).Google Scholar
  38. Robinson, Dwight E., ‘Notes on the Antecedents of John Keats: The Maritime Hypothesis’, Keats-Shelley Journal, 34 (1985).Google Scholar
  39. Roe, Nicholas, ‘“Atmospheric Air Itself”: Medical Science, Politics and Poetry in Thelwall, Coleridge and Wordsworth’, 1798: The Year of the Lyrical Ballads, ed. Richard Cronin (Basingstoke, 1998).Google Scholar
  40. ———, John Keats: A New Life (New Haven and London, 2012).Google Scholar
  41. Ruston, Sharon, Shelley and Vitality (Basingstoke and New York, 2005).Google Scholar
  42. Severn, Joseph, Joseph Severn, Letters and Memoirs, ed. Grant F. Scott (Aldershot and Burlington, 2005).Google Scholar
  43. South, John Flint, Memorials of John Flint South (1884; Fontwell, 1970).Google Scholar
  44. Southey, Robert, Collected Letters, ed. Lynda Pratt, Romantic Circles (2009), at http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters/Part_One/index.html.
  45. Sperry, Stuart, Keats the Poet (Princeton, 1973).Google Scholar
  46. White, R. S., John Keats. A Literary Life (Basingstoke and New York, 2010).Google Scholar
  47. Wylie, Ian, Young Coleridge and the Philosophers of Nature (Oxford 1989).Google Scholar

Manuscript

  1. Dressers 1796-1834; Guy’s Hospital Papers, TH/FP5/1. King’s College London.Google Scholar

Nineteenth-Century Journals and Newspapers

  1. The Asclepiad Google Scholar
  2. Atlantic Monthly Google Scholar
  3. London Medical Repository Google Scholar
  4. Monthly Magazine Google Scholar
  5. The Morning Chronicle Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of St AndrewsSt AndrewsUK

Personalised recommendations