The Subtle Knot: Early Modern English Literature and the Birth of Neuroscience

The Subtle Knot: Early Modern English Literature and the Birth of Neuroscience

by Lianne Habinek

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773553187
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 06/06/2018
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


Lianne Habinek is assistant professor of English at Bard College.

Table of Contents

Figures ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 3

1 Untying the Subtle Knot: Anatomical Metaphor and the Case of the Rete Mirabile 35

2 Altered States: Hamlet and Early Modern Head Trauma 68

3 Labour Pains: William Harvey and the Travails of Conception 91

4 The Mechanics of Reproduction in the Art of Cavendish 119

5 The Bookish Brain: Moxon, Willis, and the Transformation of Flap Anatomy 153

Coda The Brain of Dr Deijman 205

Notes 215

Bibliography 251

Index 273

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