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Vital Signs:
Medical Realism in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Lawrence Rothfield

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Preface
1Medicine and Mimesis: The Contours of a Configuration3
2Disarticulating Madame Bovary: Flaubert and the Medicalization of the Real15
3Paradigms and Professionalism: Balzacian Realism in Discursive Context46
4"A New Organ of Knowledge": Medical Organicism and the Limits of Realism in Middlemarch84
5On the Realism/Naturalism Distinction: Some Archaeological Considerations120
6From Diagnosis to Deduction: Sherlock Holmes and the Perversion of Realism130
7The Pathological Perspective: Clinical Realism's Decline and the Emergence of Modernist Counter-Discourse148
Epilogue: Toward a New Historicist Methodology175
Notes193
Index227

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