Melodies and maladies: reflections on Shakespeare and his portrayal of disease and death

  • Pranab Chatterjee UCMS Delhi
  • Bhavna Seth

Abstract

Shakespeare has long been acknowledged to be a pioneer in understanding the functions and dysfunctions of the human mind. However, very little discussion has centered on his knowledge of the physical science of medicine. In this article the authors reflect on Shakespeare’s portrayal of diseases and death in his work and conclude that he had significant knowledge of the contemporary medical sciences.

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Published
2014-06-25
How to Cite
Chatterjee, P., & Seth, B. (2014). Melodies and maladies: reflections on Shakespeare and his portrayal of disease and death. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 1(1), 22-24. Retrieved from https://www.rhime.in/ojs/index.php/rhime/article/view/28
Section
History of Medicine