This brief section summarizes the argument of the book, which showed the various ways in which Keats’ creativity found expression in his two careers as a surgeon and a poet, with the interaction between them mutually enabling and enriching his achievements in both. Many of the characteristics that defined Keats’ greatest poems can be found, in an early form, in the style and contents of his medical Notebook, and his poetic development is visible in both it and in the early poems he wrote while at Guy’s Hospital. Keats’ experiences at Guy’s Hospital enabled him to become the mighty poet who could delineate human emotions and frailties as precisely with his pen as he had exposed human muscles and bones with a lancet during dissections as a surgeon.
Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.