‘Study Mankind as well as Medicine’: Representing the doctor-patient relationship in The Young Practitioner (1890)

‘You must study mankind as well as medicine, and also bear in mind, when acting upon diseased bodies, that they are possessed with hearts and minds that have strong passions, warm sentiments and vivid imaginations, which sway them powerfully both in health and disease.’[i] In its opening pages, Jukes de Styrap’s The Young Practitioner (1890) – an…