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Medical Enlightenment of the Eighteenth Century

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ISBN-10: 0521382351

ISBN-13: 9780521382359

Edition: 1990

Authors: Andrew Cunningham, Roger French

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List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/19/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface
Introduction
The politics of medical improvement in early Hanoverian London
Medicine to calm the mind: Boerhaave's medical system, and why it was adopted in Edinburgh
Georg Ernst Stahl's radical Pietist medicine and its influence on the German Enlightenment
Sickness and the soul: Stahl, Hoffman and Sauvages on pathology
Sauvages's nosology: medical enlightenment in Montpellier
Honour and property: the structure of professional disputes in eighteenth-century English medicine
Medicine, morality and the politics of Berkeley's tar-water
North America, a western outpost of European medicine
John Haygarth, smallpox and religious Dissent in eighteenth-century England
'Living in the light': dispensaries, philanthropy and medical reform in late-eighteenth-century London
Measuring virtue: eudiometry, enlightenment and pneumatic medicine
Index