Medicine in the age of "Ulysses": James Joyce's portrait of life, medicine, and disease on a Dublin day a century ago

Fergus Shanahan, Eamonn Martin Quigley

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Abstract

Over time, contemporary writing becomes part of the historical record. In medicine, it is an important learning tool, particularly for understanding the experience and context of disease and illness. Although a century has elapsed since the fictional events on a single day described in James Joyce's Ulysses, the work is still fresh with references and allusions to doctors, illnesses, and the human experience. Ulysses provides perspective on medical and social history and offers a biting commentary of continuing relevance to the doctor-patient relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-285
Number of pages10
JournalPerspectives in Biology and Medicine
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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