The medical history of Charles Dickens and his family
Congratulations to Dr Nicholas Cambridge who recently had his book Bleak Health, the medical history of Charles Dickens and his family published.
“Dickens had a life-long obsession with health and medicine. This landmark new book documents this more fully than ever. It is valuable, too, for studies of public health changes in the 19th-century.
Bleak Health – by a medically-trained literary historian – offers an in-depth study of Dickens’s life and letters from a medical viewpoint, throwing new light on his world; his medical history; that of his family, and his obsessions.
This is the first time that a comprehensive account of the health of Charles Dickens and his family has been published in one volume. It will provide a key reference for his readers.” EER Publishers Co. Ltd.