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The Resource Mary Toft: : or, the rabbit queen, Dexter Palmer

Mary Toft: : or, the rabbit queen, Dexter Palmer

Label
Mary Toft: : or, the rabbit queen
Title
Mary Toft:
Title remainder
or, the rabbit queen
Statement of responsibility
Dexter Palmer
Title variation
Rabbit queen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1726 in the small town of Godalming, England, a young woman confounds the medical community by giving birth to dead rabbits. Surgeon John Howard is a rational man. His apprentice Zachary knows John is reluctant to believe anything that purports to exist outside the realm of logic. But even John cannot explain how or why Mary Toft, the wife of a local farmer, manages to give birth to a dead rabbit. When this singular event becomes a regular occurrence, John realizes that nothing in his experience as a village physician has prepared him to deal with a situation as disturbing as this. He writes to several preeminent surgeons in London, three of whom quickly arrive in the small town of Godalming ready to observe and opine. When Mary's plight reaches the attention of King George, Mary and her doctors are summoned to London, where Zachary experiences for the first time a world apart from his small-town existence, and is exposed to some of the darkest corners of the human soul. All the while, Mary lies in bed, waiting for another birth, as doubts begin to blossom among the surgeons and a growing group of onlookers grow impatient for another miracle..."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palmer, Dexter Clarence
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.A33885
LC item number
M37 2019
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toft, Mary
  • Physicians
  • Godalming (England)
  • Great Britain
Label
Mary Toft: : or, the rabbit queen, Dexter Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Novel based on a true story
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-319)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1126664031
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 319 pages
Isbn
9781101871935
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019013815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1126664031
Label
Mary Toft: : or, the rabbit queen, Dexter Palmer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Novel based on a true story
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-319)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1126664031
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 319 pages
Isbn
9781101871935
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019013815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1126664031

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