With the dawn of modern medicine there emerged a complex range of languages and methodologies for portraying the male body as prone to illness, injury and dysfunction. Using a variety of historical and literary approaches, this collection explores how medicine has interacted with key moments in literature and culture. If any dominant vision of the male body can be drawn from this collection, it is a wounded body containing a deeply troubled consciousness that has retrenched to a form of immobile self-incertitude.
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