publication . Article . 2017

Random Thoughts on William Shakespeare and Medicine

KV Sahasranam;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: BMH Medical Journal, volume 4, issue 1, pages 3-5
  • Publisher: Baby Memorial Hospital Ltd
Medicine and literature have always been connected over the ages. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is no exception. There are plenty of references to medicine and diseases in the works of Shakespeare. The knowledge which Shakespeare has of medical conditions is much more than is expected of a common man. This is attributed to his association with practitioners of his time and reading of contemporary texts in medicine. Also his son in law Dr. John Hall who married Susanna, Shakespeare's eldest daughter would have contributed substantially to the knowledge of medicine in Shakespeare's compositions. Surgery at the Elizabethan times was well known and is reflected to...
Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: heart failure, management, lcsh:Medicine (General), lcsh:R5-920
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