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"A new strange disease"

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"A new strange disease"
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Atlantic medicine, affective history, and the novel in America; 1690-1800
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Ryan
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William John
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1978-
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William John Ryan
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Iannini
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Christopher P
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Christopher P Iannini
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chair
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McGill
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Meredith L
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Meredith L McGill
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internal member
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Jurecic
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Ann
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Faherty
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Duncan
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Duncan Faherty
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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theses
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2015
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This dissertation demonstrates the previously unacknowledged role of the Hippocratic case history—a brief narrative of illness experienced by a patient and observed by a physician—in the formation of scientific and literary culture in eighteenth-century America. Specifically, I argue that the medical case registers in literary form the unresolved commingling of confidence and despair that characterizes the colonial Enlightenment. To a tradition of early American scholarship that posits complicity between medical discourse and the expansion of European empire in the New World, I offer the individual patient history as an aperture through which to glimpse the contingent, affective experience of colonization. Rather than presenting a familiar narrative of hegemony and subversion, I focus on how authors struggled in literary form with the tragic paradoxes present at the dawn of the modern age.
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Literatures in English
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Medicine in literature
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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1 online resource (vi, 298 p.)
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Ph.D.
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by William John Ryan
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3V989XT
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ETD doctoral
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Ryan
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William
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John
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2015-04-10 11:11:59
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William Ryan
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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