Fritz Spiegl's Musick Notes: A Medical Songbook

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This book represents a unique social history of medicine, in the form of turn-of-the-century music hall tunes poking fun at the medical prac tices of the day. The songs provide a fascinating insight into the rol e of medicine and quackery in the lives of our Victorian and Edwardian forebears. From the miracle cure touted in the musical advertisement 'Ju-Jah', to the dangers of slimming as discussed in 'The Thinnest Gir l I Know', every song explores an aspect of contemporary ...

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Overview

This book represents a unique social history of medicine, in the form of turn-of-the-century music hall tunes poking fun at the medical prac tices of the day. The songs provide a fascinating insight into the rol e of medicine and quackery in the lives of our Victorian and Edwardian forebears. From the miracle cure touted in the musical advertisement 'Ju-Jah', to the dangers of slimming as discussed in 'The Thinnest Gir l I Know', every song explores an aspect of contemporary attitudes to medicine and health.

Had enough of medicine? Welcome to the alternative world of jingle, ballad, and dirge. MuSick Notes: A Medical Songbook gives you a glimpse into the past with this collection of songs commonly sung in Victorian and Edwardian parlors. Providing a unique social history of medicine, these songs chide and tease doctors for their pomposity and the mysteries of their practice. In addition, the book includes some of the first advertising jingles touting the latest cure-alls.In this 'pre-modern' era, the fledgling principles of systematic medicine were largely unheard, untried, and most certainly untrusted. Those that did surface in the popular press seemed too strange to be real, and became irresistible targets for joyful scorn. From the miracle cure touted in the musical advertisement 'Ju-Jah', to the dangers of dieting discussed in 'The Thinnest Girl I Know', every song explores an aspect of contemporary attitudes on medicine and health.With his trademark well-researched commentary, both informative and amusing, Fritz Spiegl presents a unique posy of riotous, corny, tongue-twisting, and ingenious songs that give us insight into the role of medicine and quackery in the lives of our Victorian and Edwardian forebears. A fascinating compendium of musical numbers, MuSick Notes: A Medical Songbook demonstrates how the public can get its own back on the doctors.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781842140864
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/22/2002
  • Edition description: ILLUSTRATED
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
A Lecture on Phrenology 1
Lithotomy Sonata 6
The 'Pain Killer' Polka 9
Laughing Gas 17
Ju-Jah! 21
Is There a Doctor About? 27
The Health Jolting Chair Gavotte 33
The Medical Student 37
Oh, Would I Were a Surgeon 45
The Clinical Examination 49
The Examiner's Song 51
The Pocket Gray 55
Mary's Ghost 57
The Doctor 59
A Medical Medley 61
I Don't Want a Doctor: All I Want is a Beautiful Girl 65
Doctor Compos-Mentis 69
The Drug Stores 77
Curious Cures 83
Doctor Nevill 89
The Dispensary Doctor 97
The Thyroid Gland 103
Mr. Double Stout 109
Banting 115
The Thinnest Girl I Know 123
Doctor De Jongh 131
Germs 139
Thermogene 145
The Vegetarian 149
Good Luck to Beecham's Pills 155
The Bile Bean March 161
The 'Wincarnis' Waltz 171
Betsy Wareing 179
Complaints 185
My Heart's Good, But My Feet Won't Let Me 195
Oh! Doctor 203
Ipecacuanha 207
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup 215
Hush A Bye Baby. Didn't He Yell! 219
You Can't Hear Angels 227
Save Our Little Nell 233
The Eminent Doctor Fizz 239
The Lost Voice 245
The Quack's Song 253
Medicine Jack 263
I Knocked at the Door with a Rat-a-tat-tat 271
Index of song titles 279
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