Keats and Medicine

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1171c (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1171
  1. Ruth Richardson

    Hillas Smith Cross Publishing, £9.50, pp 127 ISBN 1 873295 11 1

    Stock images of the poet John Keats have him listening to a nightingale in a Hampstead garden or dying of consumption in the arms of a friend in Rome. Reading Keats and Medicine will perhaps expand them to include him mixing medicines in his master's apothecary shop at Edmonton, or holding limbs ready for amputation when he worked as a dresser at …

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