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John Keats' Medical Notebook: Text, Context, and Poems

Hrileena Ghosh


The poet John Keats trained as a surgeon at Guy’s Hospital, London while simultaneously making his way as a poet. This book focuses attention on an important but hitherto neglected manuscript: the notebook Keats maintained during this time, with the premise that in Keats’ medical Notebook exists a manuscript revealing both the true depth of the poet’s medical knowledge and the significant influence this exercised on his poetry. Reconstructing the lively medical world that played a formative role in Keats’ intellectual and imaginative development, this book explores the intriguing connections b ... More

Keywords: John Keats, Guy’s Hospital, manuscript, formative, Keats’ medical Notebook, edition, career, medical, poetry, creativity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620610
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620610.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hrileena Ghosh, author