Abstract

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s stories “The Rejected Blessing” and “Rappaccini’s Daughter” dramatize ideological competition among doctors and clergymen from Renaissance Italy to colonial Boston over care of the body. In the context of Hawthorne’s life, these stories show his foresighted theorizing of medical hegemony and its dangers to public and individual health.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 111-128
Launched on MUSE
2014-03-18
Open Access
No
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