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On fiction, art and medicine
  1. Sarah Moss
  1. Correspondence to Sarah Moss, Department of English, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK; s.moss{at}


This is a deliberately eclectic and eccentric meditation on some of the connections between writing fiction, academic research in the history of medicine and the practice of medicine. The essay discusses creativity in research and writing, suggesting comparisons with the instincts of experienced clinicians, and explains the author's interest in women's entry to the medical profession. There is the suggestion of parallels between artists’ models and surgical patients in late 19th century British culture.

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