Aliceology: Alice in literature-land

Published: 23 December 2015
Author(s): Hisato Takagi
Section: Letter to the Editor

“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 [1] 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 80years. 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.