Friedrich Schiller. Medicine, Psychology and Literature. By Dewhurst Kenneth Reeves Nigel. pages. University of California Press, Berkely and Los Angeles, 1978. Price, $22.50.

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Schiller (1759–1805) is widely known as a poet, dramatist, and philosopher from the German period of Weimar classicism and is only second in reputation to his good friend, Goethe. Less well known, except to Schiller aficionados, is the role that medicine played in his life. It is the exploration of this medical influence that Kenneth Dewhurst and Nigel Reeves present in this important volume.The first part of the book is devoted to Schiller's life during the period of his medical education and also to the 2 years of his military medical service. His medical career came to an end

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