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Author Decamp, Eleanor, author
Title Civic and medical worlds in early modern England : performing barbery and surgery / by Eleanor Decamp
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xii, 277 pages) : digital ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Early modern literature in history
Early modern literature in history
Note Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations and Conventions -- Introduction: Naming of Parts: Barber, Surgeon and Barber-Surgeon -- 1. 'Settinge up a shoppe': Inventories and Props -- 2. 'Lend me thy basin, apron and razor': Disguise, (Mis)Appropriation and Play -- 3. Semiotics of Barber-Surgery in Shakespeare: Chair and Basin -- 4. 'And pleasant harmonie shall sound in your eares': Ballads, Music and Groans, Snip-snaps, Fiddlesticks, Ear-picks and Wax -- 5. 'An unnecessary flood of words'? -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Through a rich foray into popular literary culture and medical history, this book investigates representations of regular and irregular medical practice in early modern England, exploring what it meant to the early modern population for a group of practitioners to be associated with both the trade guilds and an emerging professional medical world
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
Human body in literature
Barbers in literature
Surgery in literature
Literature and medicine -- England -- History -- 17th century
Literature and medicine -- England -- History -- 16th century
Barbers -- England -- History
Surgery -- England -- History
Medicine in literature
Early Modern/Renaissance Literature
History of Science
Literature, general
British and Irish Literature
Modern History
History of Britain and Ireland
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