Text: David E. E. Sloane, “Selected Bibliography,” Early Nineteenth-Century Medicine in Poe’s Short Stories, Master of Arts Thesis, Duke University, 1966, pp. 70-73 (This material is protected by copyright)


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Sources of Poe’s Works

Poe, Edgar Allan. “Berenice,” Southern Literary Messenger, I (March, 1835), 333-336.

[Poe, Edgar Allan]. The Complete Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by Arthur Hobson Quinn and Edward O’Neill. 2 volumes. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958.

—————. The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. James A. Harrison, editor. 17 volumes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1902.

—————. The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe. John W. Ostrom, editor. 2 volumes. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1948.

Poe, Edgar Allan. “Medical Review,” Southern Literary Messenger, II (November, 1836), 784-786.

—————. “Miles’ Phrenology,” Southern Literary Messenger, II (March, 1836), 286-287.

Sources for Medicine

Annals of Phrenology. Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1834.

Caldwell, Charles. Elements of Phrenology. Lexington: T. Skillman, 1824 [bound in a volume entitled Outlines of a Course of Lectures].

—————. Phrenology Vindicated and Anti-Phrenology Unmasked. New York: Samuel Colman, 1838. [original text in the North American Review, 1833].

Capen, Nahum. Reminiscences of Dr. Spurzheim and George Combe. and Dr. Gall’s History of Phrenology. New York: Fowler & Wells, 1881. [page 71:]

Combe, George. The Constitution of Man Considered in Relation to External Objects. 4th edition. MacLachlan & Stewart, 1839. [1st American edition, 1828].

—————. Elements of Phrenology. Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1835.

—————. Lectures on Phrenology. With notes and introduction by Andrew Boardman, M. D., 3rd edition. New York: Fowler & Wells, 1854. [Dr. Boardman’s introduction includes a concise history of phrenology in the United States and an itinerary of Dr. Combe’s lecture tour in the United States, 1838 to 1840, which forms the main substance of this volume].

—————. A System of Phrenology. 4th edition. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1855.

Dods, John Bovee. The Philosophy of Electrical Psychology. Stereotype edition. New York: Fowler & Wells, 1851.

Dunglison, Robley. A Dictionary of Medical Science. 9th edition. Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1852. [commonly known as Dunglison’s Medical Dictionary, the standard medical reference work from 1833 until after Poe’s death].

The Family Physician. New York: Greeley & Winchester, 1834.

Francis, John W. Old New York: or Reminiscences of the Past Sixty Years. [with a memoir of the author by Henry T. Tuckerman]. New York: W. J. Widdleton, 1866.

Holmes, O. W. Currents and Counter-Currents in Medical Science. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1860.

—————. Elsie Venner. London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1861.

Liebig, Justus. Animal Chemistry. Cambridge: John Owen, 1842.

Manual of Phrenology. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835.

Rush, Benjamin. Medical Inquiries and Observations. 5th edition. 4 volumes. Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1818. [Dr. Rush’s essay on the extraction of decayed teeth first appeared in the 1809 edition, after appearing in the New York Medical Repository].

—————. Observations upon the Origin of the Malignant Bilious of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia and Upon the Means of Preventing it: Addressed to the Citizens of Philadelphia by Benjamin Rush. Philadelphia: Budd & Bartram, 1799. [page 72:]

Spurzheim, J. G. Phrenology, or the Doctrine of the Mental Phenomena. Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1833.

Secondary Sources

Basler, Roy P. “Poe’s Ligeia,” Sex, Symbolism, and Psychology in Literature. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1948.

Davidson, Edward H. Poe, A Critical Study. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1957.

Ficarra, Bernard J. Essays on Historical Medicine. New York: Froben Press, 1948.

Goldsmith, Margaret. Franz Anton Mesmer: A History of Mesmerism. Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1934.

Harrison, James A. The Life and Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1903.

Hungerford, Edward. “Poe and Phrenology,” American Literature, IV (November, 1930), 209-231.

Jackson, David K. Poe and the Southern Literary Messenger. Richmond: Dietz Printing Co., 1934.

Lauvriere, Emile. The Strange Life and Strange Loves of Edgar Allan Poe. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1935.

Laverty, Carroll D. “Science and Pseudo-Science in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe.” Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Duke University, 1951.

Lind, Sydney E. “Poe and Mesmerism,” PMLA, LXII (December, 1947), 1077-1094.

Quinn, Arthur Hobson. Edgar Allan Poe, A Critical Biography. New York: Appleton-Century Co., 1941.

Shryock, Richard H. The Development of Modern Medicine. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947.

Trail, R. R. “Sydenham’s Impact on English Medicine,” Medical History, IX (October, 1965), 356-364.

Whisnant, David E. “Edgar Allan Poe’s Study of Science.” Unpublished A. M. thesis, Duke University, 1962.







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