Aliceology: Alice in literature-land

Published:December 23, 2015DOI:
      “Alice's Adventure in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-glass, and What Alice Found There” written by Lewis Carroll were published in 1865 and 1871, respectively. Ever since Clark [
      • Clark P.F.
      Alice in virusland.
      ] first used “Alice in Virusland” as a title in 1938, the term of “Alice” paying homage to Carroll's novels has been widely appearing in the literature for nearly 80 years. To examine the so-called “aliceology,” i.e. how researchers use the term of “Alice” in medical literature contemporarily, I reviewed the title of articles published in the 21st century.


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