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Product Description: Forensic doctor shows "how medical information and insights can illuminate and perhaps resolve certain literary problems". The essays incluude Plato's account of Socrates' death, John Keats use of opium, madness of several poets,how D,H, Lawrence's illness and psychosexual conflicts affected his last novel...read more

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9780809308897, titled "Boswell's Clap and Other Essays: Medical Analyses of Literary Men's Afflictions" | 1 edition (Southern Illinois Univ Pr, August 1, 1979), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In this “cock to Aesculapius,” a distin­guished pathologist shows how simple medical analyses can be applied centu­ries later to reconstruct the scene and as­sign a more probable cause of disability or death.

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9780060971878, titled "Boswell's Clap and Other Essays: Medical Analyses of Literary Men's Afflictions" | Reissue edition (Harpercollins, October 1, 1988), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Forensic doctor shows "how medical information and insights can illuminate and perhaps resolve certain literary problems".
9780809314331, titled "Boswell's Clap and Other Essays: Medical Analyses of Literary Men's Afflictions" | Reprint edition (Southern Illinois Univ Pr, January 1, 1988), cover price $19.95

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Essays discuss murder trials, plagues, infertility in the Bible, Rimbaud, depression, leprosy, and flagellation

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9780060971885 | Reissue edition (Harpercollins, October 1, 1988), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Essays discuss murder trials, plagues, infertility in the Bible, Rimbaud, depression, leprosy, and flagellation

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Product Description: “The reader will note,” Dr. Ober explains, “that psychopathology occupies a prominent place in these essays—melancholia, masochism, hysteria, autoerotic asphyxia, and other dinner table topics.” The book opens with a brisk discussion of flagellation—studded with rare illustrations...read more

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9780809314195 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, November 1, 1987, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: “The reader will note,” Dr.

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