JAMA review of Murder After Death

Murder After Death: Literature and Anatomy in Early Modern England by Richard Sugg has just received a great review in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. The review, in the January 23, 2008, issue, is behind a paywall, but here’s an excerpt: “Richard Sugg has written an impressively interdisciplinary work, one that combines science, literary analysis, and medical history. In the end he claims that ‘it was writers rather than experimenters who first grasped the direction and potential of this new form of medical inquiry.’ Physicians might take umbrage at the natural, irresistible reflex to defend and magnify one’s own métier, but that should not prevent anyone interested in early modern literature and medicine from reading this book.”

JAMA review of Murder After Death