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Women in Medicine in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: From Poisoners to Doctors, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Theda Bara

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  • Title:
    Women in Medicine in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: From Poisoners to Doctors, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Theda Bara
  • Author: Crosby, Sara L.
  • Subjects: Literature -- Nineteenth-Century Literature; Literature -- Literary Theory; Literature -- History of Science
  • Publication Details: Springer International Publishing, Cham
  • Language: English
  • Description: Intro -- Dedication -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- About the Author -- List of Figures -- Chapter 1: Introduction: Making the Medicinal Poisoner -- The Democratic Poisoner -- The Popular Health Movement -- Overview -- Bibliography -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Chapter 2: A Quarrel of Poisons: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Homeopathic Poisoner -- Homeopathic Poison -- Poisoned Writer -- Homeopathic Writer -- Bibliography -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Chapter 3: Playing Poison: Mary Webb’s Antidote to the Tom Shows -- Cassy Becomes the Avenging Poisoner…Again -- Cassy Becomes the Homeopathic Poisoner…Again -- Cassy Becomes an Actress of Color -- Bibliography -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Chapter 4: With Friends Like These: E. D. E. N. Southworth and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes’s Pathological Poisoners -- Cassy Becomes a Medical Sociopath -- Cassy Becomes the New “Spanish” Lamia -- Cassy Becomes the “Spanish” New Woman Doctor -- Bibliography -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Chapter 5: The Lady Doctor and the Vamp: How Louisa May Alcott, Theda Bara, and Thomas Dixon, Jr., Killed the Poisonous Woman -- The New Woman Doctor -- The Vamp -- The Yellow Vampire -- Bibliography -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Chapter 6: Conclusion and Coda: A Presidential Election, My Cousin Rachel, and the Lingering Effects of the Medicinal Poisoner -- Coda -- Bibliography -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Index -- .
  • Identifier: ISBN: 978-3-319-96462-1 ; E-ISBN: 978-3-319-96463-8 ; DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96463-8
  • Creation Date: 2018

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