Dracula for Doctors
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 713
- Oct 23, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:50 mins
Doctors and Dracula Guest: Dr. Fiona Subotsky, emeritus consultant child psychiatrist of the National Health Service Trust and author of "Dracula for Doctors: Medical Facts and Gothic Fantasies" Gothic literature conjures images of castles and counts, but medical mysteries also contribute to the horror of "Dracula." This psychiatrist sleuths around the mental and physical illnesses that drive the plot in the novel. Bodysnatching Doctors in Early America Guest: Bess Lovejoy, author of “Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses” The practice of graverobbing for medical cadavers in the 18th century led to public riots by angry mobs. But there was a real need for bodies to study. We examine the uneasy progress made to regulate the use of cadavers and to also advance science.