Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture [electronic resource]

  • Penner, Louise , Sparks, Tabitha
  • University of Pittsburgh Press
  • 2015
Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture [electronic resource]


This collection of essays explores the rise of scientific medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Charles Dickens's involvement with hospital funding, concerns over milk purity and the theatrical portrayal of drug addiction, plus a whole section devoted to the representation of medicine in crime fiction. This is an interdisciplinary study involving public health, cultural studies, the history of medicine, literature and the theatre, providing new insights into Victorian culture and society.