HOWARD MARKEL, A.B.
Charles Dickens, the novelist, humanist, and social reformer, was a keen observer of all the characteristics of the people in his novels. Dickens observed physicians and visited hospitals so that he could record various illnesses and diseases of people he met during his life. Dickens also worked for many public health reforms in Victorian England. The author used his observations of sick people in many of his novels and produced several accurate descriptions of disease, including Ménière's disorder and acute leukemia.
MARKEL H. Charles Dickens and the Art of Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:408–411. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-3-408
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(3):408-411.
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