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Dr. John Moore, 1729-1802: A Life in Medicine, Travel, and Revolution (Hardback)
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Dr. John Moore, 1729-1802: A Life in Medicine, Travel, and Revolution (Hardback)

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Hardback 810 Pages / Published: 24/12/2014
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This book is the first biography of Scottish-born physician John Moore. Here, Henry L. Fulton recounts Moore's childhood, education, and medical training in Glasgow and abroad; discusses his marriage, family, and friendships (particularly with Tobias Smollett); and depicts his professional practice in the north. The narrative uncovers Moore's transformative experience accompanying a young nobleman on the Grand Tour through Europe and provides a detailed account of the journey's highlights and difficulties. When Moore returns, he moves his family to London to begin a second career in literature and to acquire patronage for his sons' professions. In this biography Fulton covers not only Moore's publications but also discusses his circle of friends among nobility, politicians, artists, and others. Also discussed is Moore's involvement in the French Revolution, his correspondence with Robert Burns, and his strained family relationships. Additionally presented here is new information regarding Moore's finances drawn from archival records in Glasgow and Edinburgh and his bank ledgers in London.

Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9781611494938
Number of pages: 810
Weight: 1393 g
Dimensions: 237 x 163 x 55 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Nominally, a biography attempts to provide an account of a particular chosen life. However, in adroit hands it can also illumine the surroundings of its subject, detailing a life lived within the wider contexts of a vibrant and vital world. Such an example may be found in Henry L Fulton's book: as well as describing John Moore from cradle to grave, it provides an in-depth and fascinating portrait of the multifarious spheres - professional, personal, cultural, political - Moore inhabited. . . .This book, substantial and substantive, will stand as the definitive version on its subject for many decades. . . .[I]n the biography of John Moore, the richness and variety of a life lived through a wide variety of intellectual and cultural pursuits is demonstrated. Henry L Fulton should be commended in producing not only a work of considerable scholarly learning, but also for providing a readable account of this heterogeneous and fascinating figure. * Scottish Review *
Henry L. Fulton has spent decades engaged in this task, and it shows, not only in the heft of the book, but in the depth and breadth of the coverage. . . .Medicine is a case in point.Dr. John Moore is a rich, comprehensive biography that is not only sure to be the definitive life of its subject but also a work of great interest to scholars in many different fields, including medicine. * Bulletin of the History of Medicine *
Fulton's biography assembles the pieces of Moore's life with admirable clarity and depth, offering extensive analyses of its various phases; throughout the biography, one finds many intriguing portrayals of Moore and his milieus based on primary research and the author's extensive knowledge of his subject.... Fulton's detailed and shrewd biography provides much insight not only into Moore's eventful life but also offers commentary on the tumultuous periods during which he was active in literature and political affairs.... Fulton has indeed succeeded in bringing the life and work of Dr. John Moore back to light; this biography is a major work in the fields of biography and social history, and it will serve as the definitive life of Moore and his intellectual and political milieus for years to come. Fulton is to be highly commended for the care and attention that went into this invaluable work of scholarship, and readers will be rewarded for his efforts to recover the cultural legacy of a major neglected writer and thinker of the Scottish Enlightenment. * The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer *

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