John Keats (1795-1821)
'Gareth Evans, formerly of the Chelsea Botanic Garden [Chelsea Physic Garden\ ... whose website is rich with information and insights, ... and his unrivalled knowledge of the medical botany of Keats's time.'
RS White. Keats's Anatomy of Melancholy, Edinburgh University Press 2020.
John Keats & the
Keats-Shelley Review 16: 2002
A detailed analysis of the striking imagery Keats drew from contemporary pharmacy, especially the medicinal use of nominally poisonous plants..
(in) the various Keats's works - the infusions and extracts of nightshade, hemlock, bittersweet, wolfsbane, ... not only were "included in the 1815 edition of the London Pharmacopoeia that Keats would have been examined on during his licensing" as Gareth Evans has engagingly discussed'
'London's immortal druggists', Thomas H. Schmid. From Romanticism and the City ed. Larry H. Peer. Palgrave Macmillan 2011.
The <Wiki> People
Robert John Thornton, New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus ... (1797-1807) & Wellcome Collection
William Curtis, Flora Londinensis, 1777-1798. William Woodville. Medical Botany, 1790.
Sensation & Watchfulness
Keats & Nature
'The Wordsworth Trust blog, July 2020.
'That which is creative must create itself'. Keats's remark parallels growth in the natural world. Did formal discussions on the experience of nature enhance Keats's, and his contemporaries', identification with it?
'The Wordsworth Trust blog, November 2019.
Keatswatch ; a natural history game. In an age when many aspired to be natural historians, in Ode to a Nightingale Keats plays with aspects of this role, only to eventually reject it. The self-critical Keats evolving by defining who he isn't.
Dedicated to the memory of my mother Gwyneth Evans (1923-2019)
Nice Ink, Keats
The Wordsworth Trust blog, January 2019
The student Keats doodled in his anatomy lecture notes. What was going through his mind? In this post for The Romanticism Blog I start following a some clues.
The Plant Lore & Garden Craft of Shakespeare,
Henry N. Ellacombe 1869
For a discussion on the links between John Keats and the botanist William Curtis mentioned in this article see 'John Keats & the Botanic Pharmacy, Keats-Shelley Review, No. 16 p.32.
Nothing but Flowers
The Lancet, 2011
A short co-authored essay in the The Lancet's 'Perspectives' series
on the content and context of Keats's medical education. (2011).
The Lancet, Volume 378, Issue 9802, Pages 1541 - 1542, 29 October 2011