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Defining a Discovery: Changes in British Medical Culture and the Priority Dispute over the Discovery of the Roots of Motor and Sensory Nerves

Carin Berkowitz

in Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter details Bell’s long priority dispute with the Frenchman François Magendie over the discovery of separate roots of motor and sensory nerves. Their dispute can be understood in terms of ... More


Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Carin Berkowitz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book follows the path of Charles Bell’s professional life in London. At the same time, chapters are organized so as to move through the different spaces in which medical teaching was done in ... More


Introduction

Carin Berkowitz

in Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction sets the scene for the book, describing what medicine in early-nineteenth-century London was like. It also discusses Bell’s family—his mother, his brothers John and George—and the ... More


Epilogue

Carin Berkowitz

in Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the course of Bell’s career in London, and of his priority dispute, pedagogy lost pride of place. Teaching was no longer the mode in which the production and dissemination of medical science ... More


Wounding realities and ‘painful excitements’: real sympathy, the imitation of suffering and the visual arts after Burke’s sublime

Aris Sarafianos

in The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter shows the vital role of injury and suffering in redefining art practices and aesthetic experience from the 1750s onwards. It investigates the role of Burke’s sublime in the introduction ... More


Attention’s Aches In Keats’s ‘Hyperion’ Poems

Lily Gurton-Wachter

in Watchwords: Romanticism and the Poetics of Attention

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796958
eISBN:
9780804798761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796958.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the postwar pains of paying attention to another’s pain. Exemplifying an unconventional tradition from the early Romantics to Walter Benjamin that understands attention as ... More


The Emptying of Gesture: Neurology and the British Romantic Stage

Matthew Wilson Smith

in The Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190644086
eISBN:
9780190644116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644086.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

How can one read another’s true thoughts and feelings? Many philosophical texts and acting manuals reached the same answer to this age-old question: we can read another’s hidden mental states through ... More


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