Fritz Spiegl's MuSick Notes: A Medical Songbook (Hardback)Fritz Spiegl (author)
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In this 'pre-modern' era, the fledgling principles of systematic medicine were largely unheard, untried, and most certainly untrusted. Those that did surface in the popular press seemed too strange to be real, and became irresistible targets for joyful scorn. From the miracle cure touted in the musical advertisement 'Ju-Jah', to the dangers of dieting discussed in 'The Thinnest Girl I Know', every song explores an aspect of contemporary attitudes on medicine and health.
With his trademark well-res earched commentary, both informative and amusing, Fritz Spiegl presents a unique posy of riotous, corny, tongue-twisting, and ingenious songs that give us insight into the role of medicine and quackery in the lives of our Victorian and Edwardian forebears. A fascinating compendium of musical numbers, MuSick Notes: A Medical Songbook demonstrates how the public can get its own back on the doctors.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 907 g
Dimensions: 265 x 188 x 23 mm