"shake me up, judy!" - on dickens, medicine and spinal cord disorders

Avi Ohry*

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Charles Dickens' (1812-1870) works were for a long time a solid background for social, historical, psychological, literary and medical 19th century studies. In this article, some light is casted on Dickens, medicine and disabled people in his works, especially on paraplegics. "Writing is a cop-out. An excuse to live perpetually in fantasy land, where you can create, direct and watch the products of your own head. Very selfish". Monica Enid Dickens, MBE, [1915-1992], an English writer, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-491
Number of pages9
JournalOrtopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2012


  • 19 Century
  • Charles dickens
  • Disabilities
  • Literature &
  • Medicine
  • Paraplegia


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