Keats and Medical Science
Donald Goellnicht has written a detailed account of Keats's medical training. . . .He makes expert use of the medical knowledge of the time and also of the particular views of the doctors whose lectures Keats attended. Then in four well-argued chapters he discusses the poet's knowledge of chemistry, botany, anatomy, and pathology, and how this knowledge coloured the phraseology of his poems and letters. . . . This is an admirable work of scholarship, which is bound to affect all serious criticism of Keats's work.