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Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Neil Vickers


This introductory chapter outlines the two central aims of Coleridge and the Doctors. The first is to throw into relief the ideas and influences informing Coleridge's activities in ‘philosophical medicine’, the term widely used by historians of medicine to describe the numerous attempts made between roughly 1770 and 1820 to explain the progress of medicine in the light of philosophical ideas. Coleridge's exposure to philosophic medicine came through his exposure to what he would later term neuropathology (his own coinage), specifically through his exposure to the controversies that had racked ... More

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, history of medicine, neuropathology, Edinburgh University

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199271177
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.001.0001


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Neil Vickers, author
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