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

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Literature, Modern
  • Medicine in Literature

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.

publication date

  • March 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1353/pbm.2006.0032

PubMed ID

  • 16702710

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 276

end page

  • 85

volume

  • 49

number

  • 2