John Wiltshire, Frances Burney and the doctors: patient narratives, then and now (United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Paul A. Komesaroff

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    Abstract

    This review essay examines the emergence of the patient narrative or “pathography” in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century in relation to the great cultural, epistemological, and ethical transformations that enabled the formation of modern medicine. John Wiltshire’s book provides an historical overview of this complex process, as well as laying the basis for a contemporary critique of some of its key assumptions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)449-453
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Bioethical Inquiry
    Volume17
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020

    Keywords

    • Microethics
    • Pathography
    • Patient narrative
    • Patient-centred medicine

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