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Author Haslam, Fiona.

Title From Hogarth to Rowlandson : medicine in art in eighteenth-century Britain / Fiona Haslam.

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1996.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 336 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-330) and index.
Summary "Medical imagery is a forceful component of eighteenth-century art and, taken as a corpus, the works of artists such as Hogarth and Rowlandson provide a lay view of some of the contemporary medical careers and of the attitudes held towards members of the medical profession." "Dr Haslam places 'the art of medicine' of the eighteenth century in its social, medical, historical and political context and shows how this, together with a knowledge of the lives of the artists themselves, is necessary for a better understanding of that art in an age in which hope was often raised by medical innovation, but all too often dashed. Among the aspects considered are: medical images in Hogarth's early satires, the role and practice of the itinerant quack, blood-letting and surgery, the innovation of vaccination, fashion in medicine, midwifery and birth, medicine and morality, madness and death." "This book provides an insight into the use of highly charged and often complicated representations of medicine and doctors in graphic and literary art. It will be of interest to social, medical and art historians as well as to general readers."--Jacket.
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Contents Foreword / Martin Kemp -- 1. Setting the Medical Scene: the History of the Development of Medical Practice -- 2. Medical Images in Hogarth's London: Early Satires. i. The Rabbit Woman: art and guile in the case of Mary Toft. ii. The Company of Undertakers -- 3. The Itinerant Quack -- 4. A Pox on You All: Medical Images in Eighteenth-Century Themes of Morality. i. A Harlot's Progress. ii. Marriage-a-la-Mode. iii. Mothers' Ruin: Gin Lane and the art of alcohol abuse -- 5. Hogarth at St Bartholomew's Hospital -- 6. A Question of Taste, or a Taste of Madness. i. The Rake's Progress. ii. Hypochondriasis. iii. Treatment of madness -- 7. Fashions in Health and Treatment. i. Taking the waters. ii. Aerial, aetherial, magnetic and electrical applications. iii. 'Wonders! Wonders! Wonders! and Wonders!'. iv. Animal magnetism. v. Tractorisation -- 8. From the Womb ... i. Touching on midwifery. ii. What became of the children? iii. Vaccination -- 9. ... To the Tomb. i. Dentistry: a big smile.
Ii. Licensed to kill? iii. A public anatomy. iv. Kill or cure -- 10. The End. i. Death comes at the end. ii. Remember thou shalt die.
Local Note EBSCOhost Art and Architecture Complete
Subject Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. (OCoLC)fst00061534
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827. (OCoLC)fst00007296
Medicine and art -- Great Britain.
Art, British -- 18th century.
Medicine in the Arts.
Caricatures as Topic.
Engraving and Engravings.
United Kingdom.
Art, British. (OCoLC)fst00816044
Medicine and art. (OCoLC)fst01015152
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Title Medicine in art in eighteenth-century Britain
Medicine in art in 18th-century Britain
Other Form: Print version: Haslam, Fiona. From Hogarth to Rowlandson. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1996 9780853236306 (DLC) 96156381 (OCoLC)36635034
ISBN 9780853236306 (cased)
0853236305 (cased)
9780853236405 (paperback)
0853236402 (paperback)
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